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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Care

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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ReadingPals For Kindergarteners Needs Volunteers

June 17, 2019
From The Lakeland Ledger: “The ReadingPals program is a fantastic opportunity to engage in students’ lives at a time when they are very impressionable and very much interested in that... Read More
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A Father’s Day Pledge: Never Be Too Busy to Read With Your Children

June 17, 2019
From The Daily Chronicle: “Every Father’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the kind of father we are and the kind of father we want to be.” Read the full... Read More
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Florida Families Spend More Than 20% of Income on Childcare

June 17, 2019
From News 4 Jax: “American families face hefty living expenses every day across the U.S., but among those, childcare has become a particularly pricey responsibility.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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Pampers To Install 5,000 Diaper Changing Stations in Men’s Restrooms in The Next 2 Years

June 13, 2019
From USA Today: “We know that dads want to be able to bond with their children by taking them out and about, and that means the inevitable diaper-duty no matter... Read More