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Why It Matters

Florida’s future prosperity depends on our ability to foster the health and well-being of today’s children. When a society invests wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.

As stewards of the State of Florida, it is our responsibility to invest wisely in society so that we pass on a healthy economy and an educated, empowered workforce to the next generation of leaders.

Our Principles for Children's Health in Florida


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  1. Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions – Rand Corporation. Discusses the impacts that early intervention has on multiple areas of young children’s lives as well as the positive financial effects that early intervention has for society.
  2. The Impact of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): What Does the Research Tell Us? – Kaiser Family Foundation. Discusses CHIP, the role it plays, and its importance.
  3. Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! – US Department of Education. A resource from the US DoE that helps parents understand important developmental mile stones for their child and offers guidance about early screening.
  4. Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems – American Academy of Pediatrics. This report from the AAP talks about the importance of screening for emotional and behavioral problems and why they are important.

Disclaimer: These links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or approval by The Children’s Movement of Florida or its affiliate organizations and partners.