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.


We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 253,000 Florida Children do not have health insurance.

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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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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

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind

October 19, 2018
From The Smithsonian: “A new study suggests that exposure to large home libraries may have a long-term impact on proficiency in three key areas.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids

October 19, 2018
From Psychology Today: “In 1970, only 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the number is 1 in 59.” Read the full... Read More

Which Is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither

October 18, 2018
From The New York Times: “Rewards and punishments are conditional, but our love and positive regard for our kids should be unconditional. Here’s how to change the conversation and the... Read More

David Lawrence Jr.: A Champion of Children and Our Community

October 18, 2018
From The Miami Herald: “He is a humble man who through gaining knowledge, taking action and persistence is a community champion and a warrior for children’s rights.” Read the full article... Read More