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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Health

We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 325,000 Florida children do not have health insurance.

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Education

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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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

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Study: Spike In Autism May Be Linked To Preservative In Processed Foods

July 17, 2019
From Forbes: “The study describes how elevated levels of the preservative, propionic acid (PPA)–used to extend shelf life and reduce mold in packaged foods, breads and cheeses—can adversely affect the... Read More

Maternal Health Matters After Birth. We Need ‘Fourth Trimester’ Care

July 17, 2019
From The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Women should know they are not alone in their postpartum recovery. They should know that maternity health-care providers are just as committed to women’s healthy postpartum... Read More
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Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

July 16, 2019
From Parents: “Researchers suggest dads who are experiencing more stress may not be as keyed in to what is happening with their kids, which could lead to cognition delays and... Read More
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Brain Scans Reveal How Badly Emotional Abuse Damages Kids

July 16, 2019
From New York Post: “Several studies have found that kids who experience emotional distress from a young age have problems with emotions and memory.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More