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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We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 339,000 Florida children do not have health insurance.

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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


COVID-19 Infections Are Surging. So Are Kids’ Fears

December 2, 2020
From National Geographic: “While we want to be thoughtful about how we talk to children, we need to make sure children understand what’s happening.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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Invention Opportunity In Early Learning And Development

December 2, 2020
From Forbes: “These whole-child, whole-family, and whole-community innovations represent opportunities for high impact where new tools and new agreements create a strong start for young learners.” Read the full article here.... Read More

How Much Are People Willing To Help During COVID-19? Give Miami Day 2020 Hits New Record

November 30, 2020
From Miami Herald: “It was a magnificent outpouring of good and caring people building a Movement on behalf of every child in Florida,” wrote Dave Lawrence Jr., board chair and... Read More

Structural Racism Is Taking a Toll On Children’s Mental Health

November 30, 2020
From CNN: “Without support, parents may not be able to process their trauma in a way that leaves them able to lovingly, positively and consistently parent.” Read the full article here.... Read More