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 339,000 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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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

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What Are The Best STEM Games for Young Kids?

May 13, 2021
From The Chicago Tribune: “Children learn through play. Free play is beneficial, but games facilitate higher levels of learning because they’re structured in ways to encourage questions, interactions and advanced... Read More
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The High Cost of Child Care and Lack of Paid Leave are Holding Back Many Working Parents

May 13, 2021
From CNBC: “The pandemic really put in front of people how much caregiving is truly a part of what makes the economy work.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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US Parents Pay Nearly Double the ‘Affordable’ Cost for Child Care and Preschool

May 13, 2021
From The Conversation: “Research consistently shows that children enrolled in early education programs are more likely to go to college, earn more money, have better health and not receive public... Read More
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What Kids Should Be Reading for AAPI Heritage Month and Why Representation Matters

May 13, 2021
From USA Today: “The world is diverse, and it’s increasingly diverse. Children that are better prepared for that, and can recognize it and feel comfortable with it, are going to... Read More