The Children’s Movement of Florida Encourages Elected Officials to Visit Child Care Centers Across the State

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The Children’s Movement of Florida, along with its local partners throughout the state, is asking elected officials to visit child care facilities in their districts. On October 17, Rep. Debbie Mayfield will tour Little Rising Stars Creative Learning Center in Vero Beach, Fla.

It’s critical to the future of Florida that our elected officials understand the foundational nature of early childhood education, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of Florida’s early learning system.

On October 17, 2013, Rep. Debbie Mayfield will visit Little Rising Stars Creative Learning Center in Vero Beach, Florida, as part of an initiative led by The Children’s Movement of Florida.

The Children’s Movement of Florida, an advocate for the well-being and education of children, is asking elected officials to visit child care facilities in their districts to learn more about the importance of early education, as well as understand the impact that they can have on decisions being made in government regarding young children.

“It’s critical to the future of Florida that our elected officials understand the foundational nature of early childhood education, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of Florida’s early learning system,” said Vance Aloupis, state director of The Children’s Movement. “What we’re trying to do is give legislators an opportunity to see ‘early learning’ firsthand – and be able to ask questions of the experts in their communities.”

Rep. Debbie Mayfield will tour Little Rising Stars Creative Learning Center (2855 58th Ave., Vero Beach, Fla.) with a group of early education experts from the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, along with representatives from The Children’s Movement of Florida.

“Few issues are more important to the state of Florida than the health and well-being of our youngest children, Rep. Mayfield said.”As a legislator, I’m committed to our state making real investments in early childhood education – and am eager to work with the Early Learning Coalition and The Children’s Movement of Florida toward making children our state’s highest priority.”

Rep. Mayfield’s visit will mark the 15th tour of a child care facility conducted by The Children’s Movement. Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, future House Speaker Rep. Richard Corcoran, Rep. Marti Coley, Rep. George Moraitis, Sen. Aaron Bean and several others are among the key elected officials who have visited early learning centers as a part of this initiative.

Aloupis said he hopes more elected officials will join in his mission to make the well-being and education of Florida’s children their highest priority.

To learn more about The Children’s Movement of Florida, please visit http://www.childrensmovementflorida.org.

For press inquiries and interview requests, please contact Vance Aloupis at vance(dot)aloupis(dot)childrensmovementflorida.(dot)rg or 305-646-7134.

About The Children’s Movement of Florida

The Children’s Movement of Florida believes that the well-being and education of our children in Florida must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our state and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal. The major objective of the citizen-led, non-partisan Children’s Movement of Florida is to inform the political, business and civic leaders, and the parents and people of the this state, about this issue – and encourage them to make the well-being and education of our children our highest priority, including in the way we invest our public resources. To learn more about The Children’s Movement of Florida, please visit childrensmovementflorida.org.

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