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

Study Confirms Growing Up in a Home Filled With Books Is Good for You

November 19, 2018
From Mental Floss: “Growing up with home libraries boosts adult skills in these areas beyond the benefits accrued from parental education, or [one’s] own educational or occupational attainment.” Read the full... Read More

Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children

November 19, 2018
From The New York Times: “With the appropriate hearing device and auditory training for children and their caregivers during the preschool years, even those born deaf ‘will have the ability... Read More

5 Reasons Your Kids Should Have a Library Card

November 15, 2018
From Macaroni Kid: “Visiting a library is a risk-free way to explore the world through books, movies, music, and more.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Home Visiting Helps Children and Parents

November 15, 2018
From The Hill: “Home visiting typically serves families with children under age 6 not yet in kindergarten — from single parents juggling new responsibilities to teen parents completing high school.... Read More