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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‘Year of the Child’ Could Be Florida House Theme for 2020 Session—And Beyond

August 13, 2019
From Florida Politics: “We are open to any recommendations coming from DCF as they will have had a full year to evaluate the system. But, we do feel that the... Read More
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The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health

August 13, 2019
From The New York Times: “A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics looks at the effects of racism on children’s development, starting in the womb.” Read the full article... Read More
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Florida Ranks Among Ten Worst States To Raise a Baby

August 13, 2019
From WFLA-News Channel 8: “WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 metrics, including cost, health care accessibility, as well as baby and family-friendliness.” Read the full... Read More
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How the Playground Benefits Every Aspect of Child Development

August 13, 2019
From AAA State of Play: “Running, sliding, jumping, and swinging all help children increase their coordination, balance, and strength.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More