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

The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting

January 18, 2019
From The New York Times: “Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive, amid a sense that opportunity has grown more elusive.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

The Surprising Links Between Family Dinner and Good Health

January 18, 2019
From Yes! Magazine: “Adults who prepare quality meals for children are offering something more important than a nutrition lesson: They are communicating that they care. ” Read the full article here.... Read More

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