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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Americans Are Still Spanking Their Kids. A New Study Shows How Harmful That Is.

April 16, 2021
From The Washington Post: “People are trying to improve their children’s behavior when they’re using physical punishment, but they’re in fact making it worse.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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What You Need To Know About VPK

April 16, 2021
From WSFL-TV South Florida: “They provide educational support, they follow curriculum, so that day one in kindergarten they’re ready to go and on track to start learning.” Read the full article... Read More
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Why Too Much Family Togetherness Might Be Stressing Out Kids

April 15, 2021
From National Geographic: “We tend to get worried when kids choose to be alone, but from a developmental and mental health standpoint, it can be a very healthy way for... Read More
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How To Decide When To Take a Family Trip When Your Kids Aren’t Vaccinated Against COVID-19

April 15, 2021
From USA Today: “Choosing family travel destinations that give you a physical buffer from others and build in plenty of fresh air will be a key part of vacation safety... Read More