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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How to Plan a Balanced Thanksgiving Meal for Picky Eaters

November 24, 2020
From Healthy Children: “Make sure to offer or bring at least one food that you know your child will like. This way, your child is guaranteed to eat something during... Read More
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Money Can Lead to Better Pandemic Parenting, Study Finds

November 22, 2020
From Hechinger Report: “Parents who lost their jobs but not their household income were more likely to engage in positive interactions with their child and reported their children enjoy the... Read More
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As the Pandemic Drags On, Child Care Providers Fight to Keep Their Doors Open

November 19, 2020
From EdSurge: “Most early childhood programs try to offer a high-quality experience to kids. But when you have no money, it’s really hard to do that.” Read the full article here.... Read More
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Antibiotic Use in Babies Linked to Allergies, Asthma and Other Conditions, Study Finds

November 17, 2020
From CNN: “Babies and toddlers who received one dose of antibiotics were more likely to have asthma, eczema, hay fever, food allergies, celiac disease, problems with weight and obesity and... Read More