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

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7 Ways That Children Use Play to Express Their Emotions

October 11, 2019
From AAA State of Play: “Physical activity, especially running, is a great way for children to take to reflect and process emotions and scenarios.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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New Device Helps Prevent Infant Hot Car Deaths

October 11, 2019
From WBRC: “The eClip is a small device that pairs with a smartphone to help remind parents of a baby in the backseat. It prevents something called Forgotten Baby Syndrome,... Read More
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Karli on ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals Her Mother’s Addiction Battle

October 11, 2019
From The New York Times: “It’s the latest example of the show introducing characters or expanding their backgrounds to explain tough topics to children.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More
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Six Things To Know About the U.S. Census and Florida

October 10, 2019
From Florida Trend: “By analyzing birth records, death certificates and immigration data, the Census Bureau estimates it missed about 1 million children under age 5 nationwide — including about 90,000... Read More