Interested in the latest 2013 Legislative hot topics? Updates will be listed below!
Thank you for keeping up on the issues that impact the Coalition, our child care provider community, and the children of our State and County! We appreciate your advocacy efforts! As we all prepare for the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, please include local legislative agendas in your advocacy efforts. Listed below are some you may be interested in:
2013 FL Legislature Dates to Know
August 1, 2012
Deadline for filing claim bills
March 5, 2013
Regular Session convenes
Noon deadline for filing bill introductions
April 23, 2013
50th day - last day of regularly scheduled committee meetings
April 29, 2013
All bills are immediately certified
Conference Committee Reports require only one reading
Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day
May 3, 2013
60th day - last day of Regular Session
Pre-K funding is delivered another blow
States are spending less onpre-kindergarten program than they did a decade ago according to a report released Monday.
Florida's pre-K program earns low marks in national report - again
But, as in years past, Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten program meets only three of the 10 'quality benchmarks" the folks at the National Insitutue for Early Education Research (NIEER) think are important.
Arne Duncan Makes Pitch to Expand Early-Childhood Education
Education Week News (blog)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he thinks the time has come for a sweeping expansion of early-childhood education programs, ...