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

Sesame Street Just Found the Best Way to Teach Us “How to Hug” Kids With Autism

April 23, 2019
From POP Sugar: “In case you forgot that Sesame Street is in the business of teaching all of us — not just kids — how to be better people, the... Read More

When Anxiety Happens as Early as Preschool, Treatments Can Help

April 23, 2019
From Science News: “Young children may need a different kind of therapy to accommodate their developing brains.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

FutureMakers: Pre-Kindergarten is a Necessity For Student Success in Florida

April 22, 2019
From New-Press: “Retaining a top-notch workforce depends on our ability to provide high-quality early childhood education options and improved Kindergarten readiness.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Why Doctors and Librarians Make Great Partners

April 18, 2019
From Publishers Weekly: “Gifting books to children and families over a series of wellness visits gives physicians the opportunity to talk to new parents about this crucial part of their... Read More