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 325,000 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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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

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Anyone Can Forget a Child In Hot Car, Florida Expert Warns

July 19, 2019
From News4Jax: “We encourage parents to make a habit of every day putting a laptop bag or a lunchbox in the back seat, even if your child is not with... Read More
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Florida Department of Education Targets Prekindergarten Improvements

July 19, 2019
From Tampa Bay Times: “State lawmakers frequently have spoken of the need to improve the state’s approach, noting that children with a strong education foundation in the early years can... Read More
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Shielding Kids From the Sun Isn’t Just About Sunscreen

July 18, 2019
From The New York Times: “Experts say other steps should include seeking shade, avoiding the most intense hours of sun exposure and wearing hats and clothing to protect the skin.”... Read More
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Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children

July 18, 2019
From The New York Times: “Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and... Read More