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

Talking With Your Toddler Could Boost IQ Scores and Language Skills Later

September 25, 2018
From ABC News: “Programs seeking to foster language skills in young children should pay careful attention…promotion of language-rich and emotionally positive interactions should be the goal.” Read the full article here.... Read More

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

September 24, 2018
From NPR: “When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences... Read More

Playing With Dad Could Make a Big Difference in School

September 24, 2018
From The Sydney Morning Herald: “Dads who spend time playing with their children, starting as early as when they’re four months old, can make a big difference to language development,... Read More

Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?

September 21, 2018
From The New York Times: “Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers are white women.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More