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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Play Will Be More Important Than Ever in Preschool This Year

July 28, 2021
From Edutopia: “Play is not only foundational for child development but can also help children process and heal from the impact of living through stress, trauma, or grief, including a... Read More
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Experts: For Early Childhood, Play Is Best.

July 28, 2021
From Forbes: “Doyle points out that the children who suffer most from the US focus on academics are the students who already face challenges.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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Covid Proved the Future of Child Care is the Future of America

July 28, 2021
From MSNBC: “Quite simply, without child care — and, by extension, child care workers — the U.S. economy cannot function.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Proof Points: A Study Suggests an Instructive Way to Talk to Little Crawlers

July 28, 2021
From The Hechinger Report: “Paying close attention to objects that capture your baby’s attention might stimulate language development.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More