By: Emily Johnson
April 7, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - The annual Children's Week has kicked off with the Children's Week Business Leaders Luncheon. The FSU University Center was the spot for the luncheon this afternoon. It brought in more than 100 business leaders together to promote the early care and education for children. Among the distinguished guests in attendance was Governor Rick Scott who said Children's Week hits home for him.
"It's really interesting I have grandchildren so I think about this a lot, the brain development. David Lawrence, what a great leader across our state. He's doing everything he can to make sure this is the #1 for our children and he does a great job," said Governor Scott.
Other distinguished speakers included Dr. Patrick Levitt who is the director of Developmental Neurogenetics Institute for the Developing Mind.
News Release: Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 1, 2014) - Investing in early learning is an economic imperative for Florida's future. Sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Council of 100, Florida TaxWatch, The Children's Movement of Florida, the Children's Forum, and United Way Florida, business leaders from across Florida will come together to learn about the long-term benefits of early care and education at the Children's Week Business Leaders Luncheon. Speakers include Dr. Patrick Levitt, one of the nation's foremost neuroscientists in the area of early child brain development and the director of the Developmental Neurogenetics Institute for the Developing Mind at the University of Southern California; Governor Rick Scott (invited); Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities; and David Lawrence Jr., chair of The Children's Movement of Florida.
DATE: Monday, April 7, 2014
TIME: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: University Center Club, Florida State University, Third Floor, Futch Ballroom, Tallahassee, Fla.