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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How Skyrocketing Child-Care Costs Put Aspiring Home Buyers in a Bind

January 17, 2020
From MarketWatch: “Families making under $1,500 a month shelled out nearly 40% of their income to child-care expenses, according to one estimate.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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The Game That Can Spot Preschoolers at Risk for Reading Deficits

January 17, 2020
From The Hechinger Report: “We basically let a child struggle over a long period of time before we take severe actions and give them access to the help they need.”... Read More
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Baby and Adult Brains ‘Sync Up’ During Play

January 16, 2020
From Neuroscience News: “Baby and adult brain activity rose and fell together as they shared toys and eye contact.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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OPINION: If It’s Bad for Child Care, It’s Bad for the U.S. Economy

January 14, 2020
From The Hechinger Report: “Businesses nationwide lose more than $4.4 billion a year due to employee absences resulting from breakdowns in child care arrangements.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More