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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‘A Threat To Our Children.’ How Racism Can Affect a Child’s Mental and Physical Health

July 1, 2020
From The Modesto Bee: “For Black and brown children in the United States, racism begins before they are born, and impacts their physical, mental and educational health for their entire... Read More
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Building Kids’ Resilience through Play Is More Crucial Than Ever

July 1, 2020
From Scientific American: “Play provides an opportunity to build social (communication and collaboration), emotional (resilience and self-regulation) and physical (fine and gross motor) skills, as well as cognitive ones.” Read... Read More
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When Both Parents Are On The Front Lines, Who’s Taking Care Of The Kids?

June 30, 2020
From The Hechinger Report: “The reality is Covid-19 will be with us for a long time, and providers will be unlikely to reach their pre-Covid capacity levels any time soon.”... Read More
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High-Quality Child Care is Too Expensive. Government Subsidies Are Too Low To Help.

June 30, 2020
From USA Today: “Child care is not funded to serve all children who are eligible, and it’s not funded to provide rates that ensure quality care for all eligible children.”... Read More