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

Why Kids Should Play Outside This Winter, According To Science

December 12, 2018
From Business Insider: “The benefits of outdoor play for children are significant in any season, with a scientifically proven link between outdoor activities and healthy brain development.” Read the full article... Read More

Lack Of Parental Leave, Affordable Childcare Leaves Gaping Hole In The U.S. Economy

December 11, 2018
From Forbes: “The lack of a basic social safety net for families is preventing the American labor market from operating at its full potential in myriad ways.” Read the full article... Read More

The Flu Symptom You’ve Never Heard Of

December 11, 2018
From USA Today: “Most often, the sick person has a fever. Aches, chills, fatigue. Maybe a sore throat or cough. But did you know flu is sneaky and can show... Read More

Fostering Quality Screen Time With Your Kids

December 10, 2018
From PBS Parents: “The more parents are involved in young children’s screen experiences (explaining how a game works, asking questions or talking about the plot, helping children figure out an... Read More