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 339,000 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

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America’s ‘Unworkable’ Child-Care System is Failing Families, Treasury Department Says

September 15, 2021
From CNBC: “Having a well-functioning child care sector is good for working families. It’s good for children. It’s critical to a well-functioning economy.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Kids In Illinois Will Soon Be Able To Take 5 Mental Health Days From School

September 15, 2021
From NPR: “The pandemic has placed unique strains on children, and as a new school year begins, child psychiatrists say they expect to see a surge of kids who need... Read More
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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?

September 15, 2021
From U.S. News and World Report: “Rather than asking if you can afford children, a better question may be whether you are willing to shift money away from your current... Read More
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Working Parents With Vulnerable Kids Face a Painful Choice: In-Person School or Job Loss

September 15, 2021
From The Washington Post: “We’re entering a really challenging phase of the pandemic, especially for children.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More