Early Learning News Corner

Written by Allison, M.S. Ed
One of the first words that my daughter said was “ca” or car. She was only about 9 months old. 


Breastfeeding is valuable link to good health

Venice Gondolier Sun and Florida Department of Health – Aug. 10, 2019

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August.


Chris Latvala again files ‘Jordan’s Law’

Floridapolitics.com – Aug. 9, 2019

State Rep. Chris Latvala officially filed his second attempt at legislation creating a series of child protections within the state’s vast child welfare network


Health Matters: Addressing Mental Health in Children

NBC2 News – Aug. 5, 2019

It’s a real problem that many families struggle to address. 


Florida Drops in the Latest Rankings of Children's Well-Being

South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Jul. 17, 2019 

The well-being of Florida’s children has slipped in the latest national ranking, with a rise in the number of low birth-weight babies, more child and teen deaths and more teens abusing alcohol or drugs.


Education Department puts Pre-K Testing Changes on Hold

Politico Pro - Jul. 1, 2019

The Florida Department of Education has withdrawn a proposed rule that would change how Voluntary Pre-K providers across the state are graded.


Reading With Toddlers Reduces Harsh Parenting, Enhances Child Behavior, Rutger-Led Study Finds

Rutgers Today - May 22, 2019

People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a Rutgers-led study finds.


Pre-K Failures Are A Sign of the Florida Legislature's Contempt for Citizen Initiatives

Orlando Sentinel - May 21, 2019

Good on Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to quietly watch Florida’s pre-kindergarten program decline. Too much is at stake for the program’s some 180,000 kids.