2018 First 1000 Days Florida Summit

The 2018 First 1000 Days Florida Summit was held on September 26-28, 2018 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. This statewide multi-disciplinary, cross-sector conference focused on science, skill-building and advocacy for home visitors and other early childhood staff serving expectant and new families with children through age 3.

The inaugural First 1000 Days Florida Summit, held in 2015, drew more than 700 participants from programs in maternal and child health, prevention of abuse and neglect, early intervention, child care and school readiness.

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.

Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard participated in the Showcase Poster Session at the Summit, highlighting the Baby Box initiative in North Brevard and reducing Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths with safe sleep education.