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 to Find and Form a “Parenting Posse”

October 22, 2020
From Harvard Business Review: “Think expansively. When pushed, you’ll be surprised at just how many people you do have in your world that are willing and able to help, especially... Read More
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Covid-19 and Child Care: What The Latest Research Says

October 22, 2020
From The Washington Post: “Children can contract the novel coronavirus, but their outcomes generally aren’t as severe as those of adults.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Children With Autism, ADHD Have More Doctor and Hospital Visits During Infancy

October 22, 2020
From Medical Xpress: “This study provides evidence that children who develop autism and ADHD are on a different path from the beginning.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Opening ‘So Many Doors For Families’: COVID-19 Underscores Importance of Wraparound Care For New Moms and Children

October 22, 2020
From USA Today: “We do not need anymore evidence that parents need support. These ought not be programs, they ought to be health benefits for prevention and well-being.” Read the full... Read More