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Legislation & Advocacy

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FACCM is the Voice for Early Learning. The early learning industry is unique. Our industry is governed by laws and lawmakers, rules and regulators, administrative code and agencies--both local and statewide. For this reason, FACCM has a full-time advocacy team made up of owners, directors, lobbyists, and advocates who work tirelessly year-round.

Legislation

Each term, there are newly-elected lawmakers who will be tasked with voting on hundreds of pieces of legislation and, most importantly, on Florida's $80 plus billion dollar budget. Our job is to educate and energize legislators on the importance of early learning and fully funding our programs to adequately serve the needs of our youngest citizens.

2019 Legislative Agenda

As many private-owned providers are aware, our industry has been under great pressure lately from a variety of factors.  Left unchecked and unchallenged, these factors will have serious consequences for the business of early learning in Florida.  FACCM is the champion for the early learning business in Florida. To help articulate and advocate for these challenges, our Legislative and Advocacy Committee created our 2019 Legislative Agenda. We hope you will find it helpful to read a little bit more about our priorities.

Advocacy

In addition to our work with the legislative and executive branches of government, FACCM also is a partner in the early learning community. We are a member of the Early Learning Consortium, a coalition of early learning stakeholders who work together on common issues for a greater impact. FACCM is also a founding member of the Florida Early Learning Disaster Relief Fund.  An initiative to help providers get back to business and serve families when disaster strikes.