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High Temperatures & Hot Cars
In just 10 minutes, the temperature of a parked vehicle can rise 20 degrees. The crack of a window, even by inches, is no match to combat the rising heat. This heat can be deadly, especially for children because their body temperatures rise five times faster than adults. Visit the High Temperatures and Hot Cars Website
“Who’s Really Watching Your Child?”
More than 25 percent of child protective investigations last year involved a non-relative caregiver as the alleged perpetrator. The "Who’s Really Watching Your Child?" campaign brings together child care providers, child welfare professionals, medical physicians and state agencies together to help provide safe environments for Florida's children ages 0 - 4. Visit the <a href="http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-welfare/whoswatching/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-welfare/whoswatching/" who'sreallywatchingyourchild?"website"="">"Who's Really Watching Your Child?" Website
Water Safety Campaign
The state loses more children under the age of five to drowning than any other state in the nation. As we play in the summer sun, it is important to emphasize supervision and swim safety while spending time with friends and family around the pool. Visit the Water Safety Website
The Safe Sleep Campaign
This campaign encourages the public to donate new pack n plays (portable cribs) to designated locations, which will be distributed to needy families by local coalitions.
Visit the Safe Sleep Website
Keep Your Kids Safe In and Around The Pool!
BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks
Why Early Investment Matters
How to Read Aloud With Your Preschooler
The Science of Early Childhood Development
This edition of the InBrief series addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
Early Learning Matters!
Video on Why Early Learning is so important.
Why Early Learning Matters
Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything
The Children’s Movement of Florida
The Children's Movement of Florida
Led by a 27-member committee of influential Floridians, the Children's Movement of Florida has announced a statewide, citizen-led, non-partisan series of "Milk Parties" on behalf of Florida's children. The sweeping series of 15 "Milk Party" rallies will be conducted throughout Florida between Sept. 6 and Sept. 30, beginning in Pensacola and ending in Key West. The goal is to attract substantial media coverage.
The events will include appearances by movement leaders, children's advocates, entertainers and local celebrities and supporters. Refreshments will include milk and cookies. A bus called "The Children's Express" will carry the group on "The Children's Movement Road Tour" from city to city. No public funds are being used.
The objective: To educate political, business and civic leaders - and all parents in Florida - about the urgent need to improve the way we care for our children, making the well-being and education of our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, Florida's highest priority. The need is clear: By almost every objective standard, Florida ranks poorly in measure after measure of how we invest in children.
Through the sheer magnitude of these rallies and the thousands of supporters who attend them, the aim is to show influential leaders in Tallahassee and everywhere else that we have the power to obtain for Florida's children the resources they require and deserve. The Children's Movement of Florida is supported by a broad coalition that includes hundreds of children's advocates and others.
For information about the "Milk Party" rally scheduled for your area, about the origins, objectives and leaders of the Children's Movement of Florida, and about the current state of Florida's children, please visit http://www.childrensmovementflorida.org.