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

We Need to Make Kindergarten Engaging Again

December 7, 2018
From Psychology Today: “Across the country, kindergartners are being told what to do and how to do it, every single step along the way, all day long. They play less... Read More

Holiday Shopping: The Best Toys For Kids

December 7, 2018
From ABC News: “The best toys are those that support parents and children playing, pretending and interacting together. You just don’t reap the same rewards from a tablet or screen.”... Read More

Why Fathers Must Talk About Their Mental Health

December 6, 2018
From The Washington Post: “Fathers need to take care of themselves, and to do it openly so their kids may witness, and even participate in, the process. That will teach... Read More

Designing School Recess That Helps Kids Learn, Play And Eat Healthy Food

December 6, 2018
From MindShift: “What’s the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to... Read More