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.

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 42 in the nation in 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

5 Simple Ways to Show the Love to Your Little Ones on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2019
From Red Tricycle: “These moments are the long game, because they help you build a relationship with your child that will stay strong way past the baby and toddler years.”... Read More

The ‘Transformative Power’ of Reaching Children Before Kindergarten

February 13, 2019
From Education Dive: “We know that good schools are crucial to children’s success, but we also know that education really means human development, not schooling.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More

Day Care for All

February 12, 2019
From The New York Times: “Affordable high-quality child care is an idea that should appeal to everyone. It’s good for workers and employers, for communities and families and children.” Read... Read More

Bridging More Than Just A Reading Gap

February 12, 2019
From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “The mission of the Literacy Lab is to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and... Read More