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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Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets From Hot Car Deaths

November 15, 2019
From CBS 4-Miami: “The device uses radar technology and artificial intelligence to trigger an alarm when an animal or child is detected alone in a vehicle, with the Canadian team... Read More
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Medicaid, Florida KidCare Get Mixed Grades

November 15, 2019
From CBS 4-Miami: “Health plans fared well in areas such as breast-cancer screenings and annual well-care visits for teenagers, while Florida trailed other states when it came to mental-illness treatment... Read More
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Some Parents Say Some NE Florida Schools Are Turning Away Students With Disabilities

November 14, 2019
From Action News Jax: “For parents of children with disabilities, finding the right school can be difficult. In some cases, local parents claim their children with autism were denied access... Read More
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Running a Home-Based Preschool Is Tough, and Support Is Meager

November 13, 2019
From EdSurge: “Home-based preschool operators straddle the business side and the teaching side. In addition to administrative challenges, the day-to-day experience of working with young children—while rewarding—is also exhausting.” Read... Read More