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


Florida Has Reversed Course And Will Accept Federal Money For Low-Income Children

September 24, 2021
From WJCT: “Prior to COVID, we had about 650,000 folks who were food insecure. Right now, we have close to a million. And that’s a significant difference.” Read the full article... Read More
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Did Your Kid Skip Preschool During the Pandemic? Here’s What Parents Should Know

September 24, 2021
From Yahoo! Life: “I’m more concerned with young children having a secure base from which to play, explore, and grow.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

After 33 Years, Parents of Brain-Damaged Kids Get To Express Disgust With Florida Program

September 23, 2021
From Miami Herald: “A Florida program designed to protect OB-GYNS from huge malpractice bills deprives families of their right to sue in the event of a birth gone terribly wrong.”... Read More
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The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida is Helping Toddlers Get The Education They Deserve

September 23, 2021
From WJHG-Channel 7: “I think a lot of people just assume that children are going to be ready to learn right when they get into kindergarten but that’s not necessarily... Read More