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 325,000 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

Georgia’s Best Pre-K Teacher Shows Kids Success is ‘More Than Sports’

October 17, 2019
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “His new mission is to show the students that being black and achieving success does not have to involve athletics or the entertainment industry.” Read the full... Read More
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The Child Care Paradox: How To Help Build A Better System

October 17, 2019
From Forbes: “In only five states do child care workers make enough to meet living wage standards, according to the 2018 Early Childhood Workforce Index.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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My Daughter and I Were Diagnosed With Autism on the Same Day

October 16, 2019
From The New York Times: “Autistic moms can face judgment while struggling with their own diagnosis and advocating for their children.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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OPINION: Let’s Never See Another First-Grader in Handcuffs

October 16, 2019
From The Hechinger Report: “It is far past time to end the school-to-prison pipeline that starts in early childhood.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More