This report and the children's programs that serve as its centerpiece would not be possible without the support and leadership of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which has forged a path for children's advocates in Miami-Dade County, the state of Florida and beyond. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and its partners in Florida - The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, the University of Floridas Lastinger Center for Learning, Miami-Dade Public Schools, The Children's Trust, the Early Learning Coalition and United Ways Center for Excellence in Early Education have worked collaboratively to improve the well-being and learning of children through the SPARK Initiative (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) and Ready Schools Miami, the Early Childhood Learning Labs Initiative. Go directly to You Tube to view the video.
About this Study
Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) is completing its latest community inquiry, Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success. This community engagement process has been examining the question, "How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in our community?" Over the course of the process (October 2011 through April 2012), the meeting schedule, meeting summaries, key handouts and relevant articles have all been posted here. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.