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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We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 339,000 Florida children do not have health insurance.

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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


How to Hug During a Pandemic

June 4, 2020
From The New York Times: “Affectionate touch is how our biological systems communicate to one another that we are safe, that we are loved, and that we are not alone.”... Read More
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Parents, Do These Five Things Before Returning To Child Care

June 4, 2020
From El Paso Times: “Parents need to know how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted their child care programs. Here are five tips to help families with young children transition back... Read More
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These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids

June 3, 2020
From The New York Times: “You can start having conversations about race in preschool, said Jacqueline Dougé, M.D., a pediatrician and child health advocate based in Maryland — children can... Read More

My Boss Wants Me to Return To Work Now. So, What Should I Do With My Child?

June 3, 2020
From The Miami Herald: “We have to understand that there’s no way to get 100% safety now because we don’t have a vaccine.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More