Early care and education experts, advocates, human services providers and partners, and community leaders from across Central Florida have joined together to create Black Child Development Institute-Greater Tampa Bay.

The free Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to support faith-based and community leaders in expanding or initiating early learning programming for young children and their families and is available online at


Hundreds of early education teachers, experts, advocates, policymakers, and caregivers from across the country will gather in Orlando, FL, from October 1-4 for the 46th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute.  The four-day event will feature keynote addresses, presentations, and panel discussions from global and national leaders, spanning a range of timely topics relating to education and advocacy, including: early childhood development, racial equity and criminal justice, fatherhood, and faith-community engagement.

The Price of Black Lives
National Black Child Development Week (NBCDW) raises community awareness about important issues impacting Black children and families.