Florida early learning coalitions honor Florida Senator Bill Galvano.



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             Association of Early Learning Coalitions Awards Florida Senator Galvano (Desoto, Glades and Hardee, and Parts of Charlotte, Highlands, Hillsborough and Manatee Counties) the Early Learning Champion Award     

Bradenton, Fla., July 29, 2015 — The Association of Early Learning Coalitions has awarded the Honorable Senator Bill Galvano the “Early Learning Champion Award.”

Senator Galvano, whose district covers Desoto, Glades and Hardee, and parts of Charlotte, Highlands, Hillsborough and Manatee counties, is a strong advocate for education issues, including a focus on early learning.  As a member of the Appropriations, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Education PreK-12 Committee, he has worked tirelessly to ensure good educational options and outcomes for Florida’s children.  During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senator Galvano was a strong advocate for early learning funding.  His leadership was instrumental in securing additional funding to serve more eligible children and to support strong and efficient state and local system components.

Senator Galvano recognizes the role of early learning to ensuring the future economic success of Florida and the importance of providing high quality early learning opportunities for Florida’s children. 

Senator Galvano is a champion for children,” says Matt Guse, chair of the Association of Early Learning Coalitions and executive director of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region.  “By striving to address children’s issues, Senator Galvano has proven himself as someone to be admired and emulated.  The ‘Early Learning Champion Award’ recognizes his leadership and all the hard work he has done for families and children of this state.”

The Association of Early Learning Coalitions is a non-profit organization comprised of leadership from the state’s 30 separate Early Learning Coalitions that cover Florida’s 67 counties.  The Association aims to bring the coalitions and the state together to achieve an integrated, comprehensive system of early care and education across Florida by promoting services of the highest quality, advocating for all of Florida’s children and their families, and supporting one another’s professional growth.

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