Promotes and supports in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and influences the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.
"The Montessori Foundation and its membership organization, The International Montessori Council, are non-profit educational organizations, that nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world."
"The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research."
"As a statewide, not-for-profit membership organization, the Children’s Forum maintains an uncompromising vision to make Florida a state where children grow and thrive in quality environments and where families have access to information, resources, and options to assist them in their parenting roles."
"The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children’s 3000 members serve in all levels of early childhood education, working directly with thousands of families with children birth to age eight, as well as at the high school and college level training teachers."
"The Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office (FHSSCO) is a federally funded office with the specific purpose of supporting and improving collaboration between Head Start and other providers of educational, medical, and social services in Florida. The office coordinates federal, state, and local policy to help ensure a unified early care and education system."
"Since 1948 the Southern Early Childhood Association has brought together preschool, kindergarten, primary teachers & administrators, caregivers, program directors, and individuals working with & for families, to promote quality care and education for young children."