a strong start for All Florida Children

 We are a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years for all our children.

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.

Health

We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 253,000 Florida Children do not have health insurance.

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Education

Florida ranks 42 in the nation in 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

When the Technology Is Books, and the Age Is 3 to 7

August 17, 2018
From The New York Times: “Four new picture books make inventive use of that sturdy old technology as they tell stories for kids living modern, computer-saturated childhoods.” Read the full article... Read More

The Benefits of Cultivating Curiosity in Kids

August 14, 2018
From Mind/Shift: “A study of 6,200 children found that elevated curiosity was linked to higher math and literacy skills among kindergarteners.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

What To Know, Avoid When Transitioning Babies To Solid Foods

August 13, 2018
From The Washington Post: “What you feed your baby in the first few years of life can affect his brain and body, so parents naturally want to make sure they... Read More

Your Child’s Social Skills in Kindergarten Are More Important Than Academics

August 9, 2018
From Motherly: “While early education creates an important foundation for academic skills, many parents would be surprised to know that social skills are actually far more predictive of outcomes into... Read More