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

Dolls That Nurture Boys’ Empathy

July 19, 2018
From The New York Times: “Playing with dolls in particular, Ms. Parlakian said, can help boys develop social and emotional skills, and the “theory of mind” that enables a child... Read More

Exposing Your Baby To A Second Language

July 18, 2018
From Big Think: “A new study shows that babies raised in bilingual environments develop core cognitive skills like decision-making and problem-solving — before they even speak.” Read the full article here.... Read More

Why It’s Important to Read Aloud With Your Kids

July 18, 2018
From The Washington Post: “Early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to... Read More

What Babies Know About Their Bodies and Themselves

July 16, 2018
From The New York Times: “‘Before humans have language, they have the language of touch, they communicate through the language of touch,’ Dr. Meltzoff said. Parents understand the importance of... Read More