When you know better you do better. ― Maya Angelou
The Children's Movement of Florida believes that the well-being and education of our children in Florida must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our state and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal. The major objective of the citizen-led, non-partisan Children's Movement of Florida is to inform the political, business and civic leaders, and the parents and people of this state, about this issue – and encourage them to make the well-being and education of our children our highest priority, including in the way we invest our public resources.
Information for Families
Resources on topics including Resiliency, Behavior, Crisis & Safety, Diversity, Health and Wellness, and more.
Tools for Families
Includes "10 Things to Do at Home", Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) articles, tools, and booklets, SEL Parenting Books, and Links to resources.
Advice for Parents: Helping Your Child Succeed in School - and Life
This guide's targeted audience is parents of students in grades 7 to 9, though certainly can be used in the older high school years. By "parents," we mean all adults who are deeply committed to nurturing the children under their care.
Parent and Family Engagement
Various ways are provided that will assist in building capacity for parents, families, and communities to fulfill the vision of the Secretary that every parent be a partner in learning and share in the responsibility of their child's education.
Family Involvement Links
The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) provides links to many resources.
Countdown to School Success
A month-by-month guide filled with the advice, tools, and online resources you'll need to help your children have a school year packed with fun and learning. 40 ways to help your kids learn more!
Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success
President Obama has a cradle-to-career plan to reform our nation's schools. He also is calling on parents to take responsibility for their child's success. His vision includes the belief that all children can and will succeed, and that parents are the bridge to this success.
ToolKit for Hispanic Families: Resources to Help Students Succeed in School/Guía de recursos para las familias hispanas:Herramientas que ayudan a los estudiantes a triunfar en la escuela
This tool kit was developed with guidance from over 1,800 Hispanic parents at Parent Information and Resource Centers across the country./Esta guía de recursos fue elaborada con el asesoramiento de más de 1,800 padres hispanos en diferentes Parent Information and Resource Centers (Centros de Información y Recursos para los Padres) en todo el país.
Helping Your Child Series/La serie de Ayudando a su niño
The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow./El propósito de la serie de publicaciones Ayudando a su niño es darles a los padres las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela y en la vida. Estos folletos presentan lecciones y actividades practicas para ayudar a los niños de edad escolar y preescolar a aprender a leer y entender la importancia de la tarea escolar y desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para ser exitoso.
My Child's Academic Success: Tips and Resources
Monitoring homework, helping with reading, working with schools, and keeping kids drug-free.
Parents' Guides to Student Success
The Parents' Guide to Student Success (provided in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 45 states have adopted. (To find out if your state has adopted the standards, visit CoreStandards.org/In-The-States.) Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.