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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5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

October 23, 2020
From The New York Times: “Stick to consistent bedtimes and mealtimes. Even simple routines like getting dressed every morning can offer much-needed structure.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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The Lasting Benefits of Preschool

October 23, 2020
From The Wall Street Journal: “A new study confirms that pre-K education gives young children significant advantages in language, literacy and math skills.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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How to Find and Form a “Parenting Posse”

October 22, 2020
From Harvard Business Review: “Think expansively. When pushed, you’ll be surprised at just how many people you do have in your world that are willing and able to help, especially... Read More
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Covid-19 and Child Care: What The Latest Research Says

October 22, 2020
From The Washington Post: “Children can contract the novel coronavirus, but their outcomes generally aren’t as severe as those of adults.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More