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

Traveling With Your Kids Will Make Them Better in School, Study Suggests

January 17, 2019
From Parents: “Teachers agreed that children who traveled to experience cultures other than their own have increased tolerance and respectfulness, willingness to learn and a willingness to try new things.”... Read More

Parents of Special-Needs Kids Assume They’re Less Desirable Employees. They’re Wrong.

January 17, 2019
From The Washington Post: “Roughly 40 percent of American parents of children with disabilities will leave the workforce to become a full-time caregiver.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Study: Head Start Improves Kids’ Lives. But We’re Still Finding Out Just How.

January 16, 2019
From Vox: “The study finds that Head Start looks like a stunningly cost-effective program — since kids who attended preschool do better later in life, government revenue is actually increased... Read More

Play is a Young Child’s Most Important Work

January 16, 2019
From Eastern Arizona Courier: “Research has shown that play impacts everything from physical abilities and vocabulary to problem solving, creativity, teamwork and empathy.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More