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 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

Why Doctors and Librarians Make Great Partners

April 18, 2019
From Publishers Weekly: “Gifting books to children and families over a series of wellness visits gives physicians the opportunity to talk to new parents about this crucial part of their... Read More

Miami Int’l Airport Opens Multi-Sensory Room For Children With Autism

April 18, 2019
From CBS Local: “Miami International Airport is celebrating Autism Awareness Month with the grand opening of a brand new Multi-Sensory Room for kids with autism.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More

Florida’s Pre-K Program Scores Low Marks for Quality, Funding in New National Study

April 17, 2019
From Orlando Sentinel: “Florida has made pre-K available to all 4-year-olds but without adequate standards or funding to ensure programs can offer a quality education–and quality is key to producing... Read More

The Scientific Benefits of Dads Reading Bedtime Stories

April 17, 2019
From Motherly: “The simple act of sharing a book made a big difference for the dads: According to a release by New York University, they made fewer critical statements to... Read More