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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How a Focus on Nature is Changing Therapy For Kids

October 13, 2021
From The Washington Post: “With ecotherapy, kids spend structured time with nature to improve mental health during stressful times.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Keep An Eye On Your Child’s Vision

October 12, 2021
From First Things First: “Statistics show that about 1 in 20 preschoolers have vision problems, so they’re fairly common.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Amid Drop in Covid Rates, Fauci Encourages Trick-or-Treating and Says ‘Enjoy Halloween’

October 12, 2021
From The Washington Post: “While traditional Halloween celebrations last year were discouraged by federal health agencies, this year Americans can look forward to enjoying the spooky fun of trick-or-treating, said... Read More
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When Child Care Costs Twice as Much as the Mortgage

October 12, 2021
From The New York Times: “For too long, parents have had to struggle with the high cost of care, while child care providers have been incredibly undervalued and underpaid. This... Read More