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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“Normal” Screen Time Rules for Kids No Longer Apply — Now What?

April 2, 2020
From Romper: “Instead of worrying about ‘screen time,’ we need to think about HOW our families are using technology to meet our human needs and values right now.” Read the full... Read More
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The Children’s Trust Ensures Salaries During Pandemic

April 2, 2020
From The Miami Times: “The Children’s Trust is doing its part to make sure that the early learning educators whose job it is to care for the children of first-responders... Read More
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Working From Home? Here Are Tips For Parents Juggling Jobs and Kids.

April 2, 2020
From Orlando Business Journal: “As the threat of COVID-19 impacts our state, it’s important we do all we can to lessen the financial burden this public health emergency has on... Read More
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Florida Healthy Kids Takes Proactive Steps During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 2, 2020
From Lake Okeechobee News: “As the threat of COVID-19 impacts our state, it’s important we do all we can to lessen the financial burden this public health emergency has on... Read More