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Governor Scott’s “Fighting for Florida’s future” budget invests in Florida’s future students

TAMPA, Fla. – Governor Scott announced yesterday that the 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget recommends $1.1 billion for the Office of Early Learning, which is an increase of approximately $36.1 million. These investments will help ensure Florida’s earliest learners are prepared for their future. Governor Scott said, “As a father and grandfather, I know firsthand how important early learning is when it comes to preparing children for future success in the classroom and beyond. I am proud to invest more than $1 billion to ensure we prepare our youngest students to be successful throughout their lives.” “It is now up to the Coalition, our community and our advocates, to work with our Legislators to push this budget through the approval process,” said Dr. Steve Knobl, CEO of the Early Learning

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