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 325,000 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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‘Risky’ Playgrounds Are Making a Comeback

September 20, 2019
From Pocket: “Is the current playground model fostering creativity, independence, and problem-solving? What does risk really mean—and when is it OK? What can alternatives to current play spaces look like?”... Read More
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Study Shows Link Between Early Education And Future Career Success

September 20, 2019
From Forbes: “Our childhood experiences directly influence who we become as an adult. From our early relationships, to the food we eat and daily chores – every piece from our... Read More
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Culture Helps Shape When Babies Learn to Walk

September 19, 2019
From ScienceNews: “When a baby begins to sit, crawl or walk, she gains a new view on the world, which alters her perception. It also influences how babies and caregivers... Read More
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Head Lice: Separating Facts From Fiction as Kids Get Ready to Head Back To School

September 19, 2019
From USA Today: “Half of lice cases are overidentified and children could be exposed to unnecessary treatment, Combe said. For low-income parents, she said missing a day of work to... Read More