All children will have the best possible start in life, nurtured within stable family relationships and thriving in healthy communities.
Guided by the science and our passion, the trailblazing FSU Center optimizes the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting families of infants and toddlers by developing research-based curriculum, training, and education, creating and operating model programs, and providing state and national policy leadership for systemic change.
We integrate the science related to maternal health, early childhood development, attachment, neuroscience, trauma, and resilience in everything we do.
We are united by a passion to share the importance of optimizing every child’s first 1000 days of life.
We promote and treasure healthy relationships with each other, our partners in the field, and the families we serve.
We believe kindness matters because how we are is as important as what we do.
We cultivate excellence in our work, ensuring our resources and trainings are current, clear, engaging, and visually appealing.
We seek diversity in our team, including but not limited to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith, ability status, socio-economic status, academic disciplines, and life experiences, and believe this diversity enriches our work and reflects the professionals and families we serve.
Knowing that many young children and their families lack power, opportunities, and resources, we advocate for equity so that all can reach their fullest potential.
We strive for inclusion, listening to as many voices as possible in our decision making so staff, faculty, and those we serve enjoy a sense of belonging.