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

Clay County School Raises Grades With New Mentor Program

December 5, 2019
From Action News Jax: “Research shows that the more adults that speak into a child’s life, the more successful they’re going to be.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Focus on Kindness Instead

December 5, 2019
From Inc.: “When you’re consistent about the importance of showing kindness and just as persistent in pointing out the impact for the absence thereof, you help form habits. And remember,... Read More
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Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

December 5, 2019
From NPR: “Babies can suffer too, struggling to form a secure attachment with their mothers and becoming more likely to develop behavioral issues and have lower cognitive abilities.” Read the full... Read More
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Why Child Care Is So Ridiculously Expensive

December 5, 2019
From The Atlantic: “Raising young children is work—and it always has been work—but the rise of dual-earner households has forced more families to recognize this work with their wallets.” Read... Read More