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Advocating for Early Childhood Success: Our Commitment

Welcome to the Early Learning Coalition of Broward's Advocacy hub. Our mission is to lead and support the early learning community, advocating tirelessly for high-quality early learning in Broward County.  We aim to create well-informed public policies that ensure accessible and affordable early education for all families in our community.

Championing Early Learning in Broward

At the ELC, we serve as the driving force for high-quality early learning in Broward County. We're committed to evaluating how public policies directly impact the families we serve and how these changes address real issues in our community.

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Our Advocacy Initiatives

Legislative Priorities for 2024

As we set our sights on the future, we're proud to highlight our 2024 Legislative Priorities. Our commitment to quality early learning is unwavering. Explore our priorities below.

           Priority 1: Right-Size Budget Allocation  

Seeking a fair budget allocation to ensure every eligible child in Broward County receives the early learning support they need.



      Priority 2: Increasing Eligibility Threshold

Advocating for an expanded eligibility threshold to extend early learning support to more Broward County families.


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   Priority 3: Increasing Support for Children with Special Needs

We propose expanding training requirements for childcare staff, ensuring they are better prepared to support children with special needs.

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Get Involved, Make a Difference

We invite all Broward residents and community leaders to join us in uplifting these priorities.

Support Our Advocacy Efforts: How You Can Help

  • Share our priorities with your network.
  • Engage in conversations with your local and state representatives.
  • Advocate for high-quality early learning on our behalf.
  • Join our advocacy network to stay informed about critical developments.


Key Audiences We Reach Through Advocacy

Through our advocacy, we engage with a broad range of stakeholders, ensuring our voices are heard at every level of government.

  • Local City and Town Governments: Keeping our 32 municipalities informed about early learning topics and how local centers align with goals.
  • State and Local Administrative Agencies: Ensuring organizations like the Division of Early Learning (DEL) and Broward County Child Care Licensing know our community's needs.
  • State Representatives and Senators: Informing local and statewide elected officials on early education challenges and issues.
  • Federal Representatives and Senators: Helping congressional members and leadership understand the impact of national policies on Florida's youngest learners.


Together, We Make a Difference

Your involvement and collaboration with our policy and advocacy efforts will ensure that every child in our community has access to the best early education initiatives they need to succeed in school and later in life.