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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Benefits of Early Math Experiences Add Up

November 30, 2021
From EdSource: “When children understand early math concepts before they enter kindergarten, research shows, they perform better on math and reading tests in later years.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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New Book Helps New Moms Read To Their Newborn Babies

November 29, 2021
From Bay News 9: “After a child’s born, the book sharing experience becomes a time where they’re building social skills with their moms. They’re learning about touch and they’re learning... Read More
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Lawmakers Look to Expand State-Subsidized Health Insurance For Children

November 29, 2021
From Florida Politics: “The state’s minimum wage began a five-year march to $15 an hour this past year, and neither side wants overall pay increases to cost people their children’s... Read More
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Florida Had Improved on Factors That Influence Childhood Success Before The Pandemic

November 18, 2021
From WLRN: “The report shows that Florida reduced its number of children in poverty, had more fourth graders proficient in reading and had fewer teen births than in previous years.”... Read More