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Want to spread the message about the importance of the early years? We’ve designed social media posts for you! Be sure to tag us @ChildMovementFL and with the #ForFloridaChildren hashtag.

#DidYouKnow that elevated #curiosity is linked to higher math and #literacy skills among kindergarteners?

Child Bending over to look at a sprinkler

“The curious mind engages processes and brain regions associated with anticipating a reward. We want to learn more because the answers are satisfying. In addition, the hippocampus, a memory hub, ramps up activity, preparing to store information. The more we want to know an answer, research suggests, the more memorable it becomes.” #ForFloridaChildren!

 

Child reading with father

#DidYouKnow that time spent reading together with your child during their preschool years leads to higher reading achievement in elementary school, as well as greater enthusiasm for reading and learning.

Recommend a great children’s book below #ForFloridaChildren!

Child hugging parent

#DidYouKnow that a hug encourages bonding by increasing the levels of oxytocin in the body. There are many benefits from hugging #ForFloridaChildren! Here are our favorites:

• Elevates mood
• Increases empathy & understanding
• Relaxes the body
• Boosts immune system

How have hugs helped your child deal with a tough situation?

How Florida spends tax dollars

#DidYouKnow that Florida spends less than $2,300 per child per year on a pre-K student, but spends more than $54,000 per child per year to incarcerate a juvenile.

Expanding early learning initiatives would provide benefits to society of roughly $8.60 for every $1 spent. #PayNoworPayLater

Want to know what we are doing to close this gap? Click the link below: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

Little girl reading to stuffed bear

#DidYouKnow that kids who play with literacy materials, like pretending to read to stuffed animals, have better language abilities in Kindergarten. #ForFloridaChildren

#ThePowerOfPlay!

Source from @geniusofplay

Teddy bear and stethoscope with building blocks

#DidYouKnow that as of April 2018, more than 253,000 Florida children did not have health insurance — the ninth largest number in the nation. This means they did not receive adequate care and could not seek prompt treatment when they were ill.

We want to ensure that programs such as Help Me Grow, Early Steps, and Child Find are readily available to all parents in Florida who need access to information and resources to care for their children.

Be part of the movement #ForFloridaChildre

About Us

Copy and paste these social media posts to let your friends know you are a member of The Movement #ForFloridaChildren!

We are a non-partisan grassroots movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years for all our children.

Our focus is on making Florida’s #children, especially in their early years, the number one priority for state #investment. We do this by working to promote their #health, #education and #care. #ForFloridaChildren

Click the link to learn more: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

We advocate for early learning, health care, and parenting support in Florida so the youngest in our state get the best start.

We are committed to promoting awareness and systems-level change #ForFloridaChildren:

• To have access to high-quality education that sparks their early brain development.
• To receive the health and developmental screenings and early intervention they need to reach their full potential.
• To be surrounded by caring and responsive adults who can help them grow up healthy and ready to learn by kindergarten.

Click the link to learn more: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

We want a strong start for all Florida children!

Florida Children are our priority!
1. The first three years of children’s lives lay the foundation for their lifelong learning abilities.

2. When children are healthy, they are ready to learn, but more than 250,000 Florida children do not have health insurance. #ForFloridaChildren

3. The key to a child’s healthy development and future success is having responsive and caring adults around them.

Learn more by clicking the link below: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

We want all children in Florida to have access to high quality early education and health care. We want their parents to have access to parenting support that helps them be their best.

All Florida children are our priority! We are currently working on:
• Improving Florida’s voluntary pre-K program.
• Supporting high-quality parent skill-building systems.
• Securing health insurance for all children.
• Ensuring screening and treatment for all children who may have special needs.
• Providing high-quality mentoring programs.

Want to learn how you can help too? Click the link below: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

When our work is done, people across Florida will understand and care about the importance of the early years. Our legislators will prioritize early education, health care, and parent support and invest appropriately.

We want to ensure that all children in Florida have access to insurance to receive quality health care.

Our goal is to address the thousands of children who are eligible for the state-subsidized School Readiness program, but are on the waiting list because it doesn’t have enough funding.

We want to expand @helpmegrow, a free parent resource program to address children’s development and behavioral needs, to all 67 counties.

Want to learn how you can be part of #TheMovement? Click the link below: http://bit.ly/aboutTheMovement

Care, Health, and Our Priorities: Education for Florida Children

#TheMovement is focused on three pillars of early childhood. We achieve impact at the local level by educating and empowering Floridians on the importance of the early years, and at the state level by encouraging elected officials to think of children when they vote for systems-level change. #ForFloridaChildren!