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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From Tie-Dye Milk To Turning Juice to Popsicles, Fun Activities Can Help Prevent ‘Summer Slide’

July 2, 2020
From Fox 6: “Another great thing is reading aloud together as a family, or even making a scrapbook of your summer memories gets them working on literacy skills and writing.”... Read More
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How to Raise an Anti-Racist Kid

July 2, 2020
From The New York Times: “Parents use books to teach about love or kindness or to potty train. Why not do the same for teaching our kids to be anti-racist.”... Read More
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Our Future Depends Upon Caring For The Early Educators

July 2, 2020
From The Hill: “As people go back to work, our future depends upon caring for the early educators who care for our children — and ensuring they are well-prepared, qualified,... Read More
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How Parents Can Help a Child With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

July 2, 2020
From The Milford Daily News: “Respond calmly. Parents who are calm reduce the tendency for children with PTSD to overreact with emotions or behavior.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More