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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The New American Girl Doll is the Latest in a String of Long-Overdue Wins for Disability Representation

January 22, 2020
From The New York Times: “Disability is going mainstream, and parents of children with disabilities no longer have to look hard to find representations of children who look like theirs.”... Read More
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Why Does America Hate Its Children?

January 22, 2020
From The New York Times: “Every advanced country mandates some form of paid leave for new mothers, typically three or four months — every country, that is, except America, which... Read More
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English Fluency Among Parents: Why It Matters for Student Success

January 21, 2020
From Education Week: “English-language-learner families are less likely than English-only families to attend parent-teacher conferences and other school-related events, U.S. Department of Education surveys have shown.” Read the full article here.... Read More
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Pensacola Moms Have Fueled Research to Boost Parent Education Option

January 21, 2020
From Pensacola News Journal: “The study involved a video lesson that aims to boost what moms know about their child’s early brain development, and the power that language has to... Read More