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.

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 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

Sometimes, Parenting Is Boring

March 18, 2019
From The New York Times: “Taking care of a young child can be the most fascinating thing in the world, but there are times, let’s face it, when it is... Read More

Tips to Boost Baby and Toddler Brain Development

March 18, 2019
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “By simply reading out loud and encouraging everyday play, you can help develop key learning skills in your child.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Let’s Make Our Babies a National Priority

March 13, 2019
From The Hill: “To do better for our babies and our nation’s future, we need Congress and state leaders to make babies a priority, through policies built on the science... Read More

10 Things to Look for in a Quality Early Education Center

March 13, 2019
From The Good Men Project: “These are qualities beyond curriculum and licensing, which are both essential, too, but which are questions for the tour as opposed to things you will... Read More