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

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

The Hidden Costs of Child Care

November 14, 2018
From Washington Times Herald: “The effect early childhood education has on an individual’s education and future career is relatively well-studied, but how the lack of child care affects the workforce... Read More

How to Help a Child With an Anxiety Disorder

November 14, 2018
From The New York Times: “When worrying gets in the way of a child’s functioning, parents need to get help rather than arranging the child’s life to avoid the occasions... Read More