a strong start for All Florida Children

 We are a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years for all our children.

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 253,000 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

Kids, Get Your Flu Shot

October 15, 2018
From The New York Times: “The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that everyone older than 6 months should get a flu shot for the 2018-19 season as soon as... Read More

How To Prepare a Child For The Birth of a New Sibling

October 15, 2018
From The Washington Post: “You know your child best. However you prepare them, the reality is bound to be difficult at times as they learn to share your time, love,... Read More

Early Education and Health Key to US Military Enrollment

October 11, 2018
From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “According to 2017 Pentagon data, 71 percent of young Americans between 17 and 24 are ineligible to serve in the military due to inadequate education, criminal records... Read More

It’s Science: Baby Talk Speeds Up Your Child’s Language Development

October 11, 2018
From Motherly: “When parents call a train a choo-choo it doesn’t slow down a baby’s language development, it actually speeds it up.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More