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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Florida Doctors See 87% Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Kids under 12

August 2, 2021
From Fox 13 Tampa Bay: “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 22% of kids between 12 and 17-years-old are fully vaccinated.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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Kids Are Heading Back to School. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe as Delta Variant Spreads

August 2, 2021
From KQED: “We know how to keep kids safe from this virus: continue to have schools tackle multiple strategies of minimizing the risks, keeping kids and adults masked, trying to... Read More
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Ten Bedtime Tips for Kids

August 2, 2021
From Stress Free Kids: “Have a good laugh! Take turns telling jokes or reading a joke book together. Laughter is a great stress reducer and encourages happy dreams.” Read the full... Read More
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Florida’s Pediatricians Want Masks in Schools

August 2, 2021
From Florida Politics: “Primary to the pediatricians’ case is the fact that vaccines aren’t available for many children attending K-12 schools.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More