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


Johnson & Johnson Vision Expands “Sight For Kids” Program to Bring Eye Care to More Children and Unveils New “Vision for Good” Community Impact Report

June 17, 2021
From CSRWire: “Vision plays a critical role in early childhood development – from how we learn to how we interact with one another. Every child deserves a chance to grow... Read More
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Employing Parents? The Lack of Child Care Could Be Hurting Your Small Business

June 17, 2021
From USA Today: “We like to say America has the best workers in the world – but if those workers can’t afford to take a job because child care is... Read More
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6 Ways to Help Kids Regain a Sense of Purpose

June 17, 2021
From The Washington Post: “To foster hope, give children the gift of anticipation. Ask them what they’ve missed or what they look forward to doing, then design an activity around... Read More
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Minnesota Will Be The First State To Stop Separating Incarcerated Moms and Newborns

June 17, 2021
From The Lily: “For the infant in those early hours, days and weeks, they are rapidly taking in information and making connections. Being with the person who is going to... Read More