a strong start for All Florida Children

 We are a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) movement of Floridians advocating for high-quality early learning opportunities, access to children’s health care, and parent support programs in Florida.

What We Do

Our advocacy work in local Florida communities and in Tallahassee focuses on three pillars of early childhood. Click through to learn more about why these issues are important and how we work to promote health, education and care for Florida’s children.

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Health

We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 339,000 Florida children do not have health insurance.

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Education

Florida ranks 42nd in the nation in per-pupil funding for voluntary pre-kindergarten programs and covers only three hours of class per day.

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Parent Support

Great parents are built, not made. Florida needs to support its parents with the most reliable information possible so they can raise healthy, happy children.

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What's in the News

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Child’s New Normal: Speech Therapy Through a Computer Screen

May 29, 2020
From Tampa Bay Times: “Students with special needs have taken a variety of unexpected journeys during the coronavirus pandemic as they finish the school year remotely.” Read the full article here.... Read More
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‘It’s Been Hell’: Parents Struggle With Distance Learning For Their Kids With Disabilities

May 29, 2020
From USA Today: “If I can’t get it all completed, if they’re trying their hardest, that’s the best we can do right now.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Coronavirus Has Exposed, Made Worse Ongoing Child-Care Crisis

May 28, 2020
From Orlando Sentinel: “Families depend on a whole village of care to make it possible for both parents to work and children to thrive. That village is buckling under the... Read More
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How To Get Your Kids To Wear Face Masks During The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 28, 2020
From HuffPost: “If you act as though the mask is an annoyance or a source of anxiety, your kid will notice. If, instead, you emphasize that it’s a simple thing... Read More