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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To Build Back Better with Women, Invest in Child Care

June 15, 2021
From Ms. Magazine: “Nearly 2 million women have left the workforce during the pandemic, meaning they are no longer looking for jobs. According to one survey, one in four women... Read More
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Florida Department of Health Monitors RSV Cases After CDC Issues Alert For Spike Across the South

June 15, 2021
From ABC Action News: “According to the Florida Department of Health, there’s about a 7% positivity rate for children under the age of five who were diagnosed with RSV at... Read More

Florida Chamber Learners to Earners Summit Will Outline The Workforce Needs of Tomorrow

June 15, 2021
From Florida Politics: “House Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Chair Vance Aloupis, a stalwart advocate for early education, will bring it home in a discussion with Children’s Movement of... Read More
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As Pre-K Child Care Prices Rise, Some Parents Pay More Than In-State College Tuition

June 15, 2021
From WWMT Channel 3 News-Michigan: “The average family in the United States spent more than $8,000 a year on child care for each kid as of June 2021, according to... Read More