Chris has been involved in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years in a variety of positions, including teaching, program management, CEO of ELC of Big Bend and as a management consultant supporting early childhood non-profit agencies. In all these roles, Chris has been dedicated to and involved in the advocacy for young children, families, and teachers. As FLAEYC’s Executive Director, Chris has the unique opportunity to represent the association in collaboration with other state associations and partners.
“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”
–Marion Wright Edelman
Message from Executive Director:
2020 has started with a bang and with the Florida Legislative Session starting this January we haven’t slowed down yet. A great deal of the work has focused on advocacy as we plan on participating in Florida’s Children’s Week this January and to attend the NAEYC Public Policy Forum in February. Additionally, we are closely watching the progress of the Early Learning and Early Grade Success Bill as it moves through the Florida Legislature and will keep our members informed about this bill and the potential changes that may occur once it is enacted.
As I travel around the state, I talk to many people about joining FLAEYC and the number one question is “What will a FLAEYC Membership do for me?’ Great question! The simple answer is that by joining FLAEYC you are making an investment in your professional future; you are joining a network of early childhood professional committee to high quality early learning; and you are committing to improving the future of our youngest children.
I welcome you to reach out to me if you have questions or if you want to discuss your ideas about Florida’s early education and care services and systems. We welcome your involvement and hope to hear from you.
With Kind Regards,