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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Pediatricians To DeSantis: In-School Learning Is Best, But Not At The Risk Of Coronavirus

July 30, 2020
From WUSF News: “With Florida continuing to see thousands of new COVID-19 cases each day, the white paper used the World Health Organization standard in saying that the benefits of... Read More
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House Approves Two Child Care Bills Aimed at Pandemic

July 30, 2020
From The Hill: “Every single industry counts on child care. In order to save our economy, we need to save child care.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Coronavirus Child-Care Crisis Will Set Women Back a Generation

July 30, 2020
From The Washington Post: “With day-care centers shuttered or severely restricting enrollment, and school districts opting for remote learning, many women are finding they just can’t make their jobs work... Read More
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How the Child Care Crisis Will Distort the Economy for a Generation

July 29, 2020
From Politico: “Child care is not a personal issue, it’s not a women’s issue; it’s actually an economic issue. It’s an economic issue because we need to invest in children.”... Read More