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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Social Distancing and Child Custody: How the Coronavirus is Complicating Co-Parenting

March 27, 2020
From Miami Herald: “As people around the United States social distance to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, some are finding these preventative measures have adverse effects on... Read More
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Mother/Infant Skin-To-Skin Touch Boosts Baby’s Brain Development and Function

March 27, 2020
From Science Daily: “New research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers, with... Read More
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‘I’m Raising a Newborn in Self-Isolation.’

March 26, 2020
From Men’s Health: “My parents have never looked into my daughter’s big grey eyes or touched her soft feet.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Five Things To Know About Completing The 2020 Census If You Have Children

March 26, 2020
From El Paso Times: “If a child who is born today is not counted, this community will not have resources for that child for 10 years.” Read the full article here.... Read More