The first 1000 days is the most critical period of development in a child’s life and creates the foundation for future health, well-being and educational achievement. Health advocates, early childhood policy leaders and children's advocates are all essential partners for success.
Founded by an interdisciplinary collaboration in 2014, the team has evolved and grown to include leaders in all of our priority focus areas. In 2019, upon the retirement of founder Carol Brady, one of the co-founders, Dr. Mimi Graham, brought the First 1000 Days Florida under the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy at Florida State University.
Ensuring children’s needs are met in the first 1,000 days of life significantly increases their chance of success in life. It is with this vision that we bring Florida advocates, leaders, and supporters together to best inform strategies for making sure that all Florida children have a solid foundation in life.