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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Child Care at Core of Women’s Slow Post-Pandemic Return To Work

May 18, 2021
From Good Morning America: “Caregiving responsibilities and the absence of child care are still important reasons why people are unable to return to work.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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The Case For Universal Pre-K Just Got Stronger

May 18, 2021
From NPR: “In other words, there’s growing evidence that preschool can permanently improve kids lives — but it’s not necessarily because it makes them smarter. It seems more related to... Read More
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Yelled At Your Kids? Here’s Why You Should Let Go Of That Shame.

May 14, 2021
From The Washington Post: “A worthy parenting goal is to decrease yelling for the benefit of the whole family, but we can let go of the impossible “never yell” goal.... Read More
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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