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

How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain

September 18, 2018
From The Atlantic: “Pediatricians are trying to gently shape child-rearing styles so that kids living in poverty have a chance to succeed. ” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Parents Ask How To Get a Child To Potty Train

September 18, 2018
From The Washington Post: “Seek the good counsel of your pediatrician if you think something is afoot. There are bowel problems, etc., that contribute to issues with using the toilet.”... Read More

Doctors Seek Ban on Infant Walkers; Study Reports Thousands of ER Injuries

September 17, 2018
From USA Today: “Infant walkers remain a ‘preventable source of injury’ for young kids, enough that researchers believe they should be banned in the U.S., says authors of a new... Read More

Playtime May Bolster Kids’ Mental Health

September 17, 2018
From The Atlantic: “The clinical report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that pediatricians write a ‘prescription for play’ at doctor visits in the first two years of... Read More