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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High-Dose Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy

October 25, 2021
From Health Day: “For children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, high-dose constraint-induced movement therapy produces more consistent gains than usual customary treatment.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Millions of Workers Stay Home to Watch Young Children as Daycares Struggle

October 25, 2021
From The Wall Street Journal: “The fallout from more than 100,000 missing child-care workers is stymieing company efforts to hire and sidelining some women’s careers.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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Parents of Brain-Injured Kids Tell Florida: Thanks For Reforms But We Need More Help

October 20, 2021
From Miami Herald: “Florida parents steered into a controversial compensation program for children with severe brain injuries told state investigators they often were treated like “liars” and ‘fraudsters’ from whom... Read More
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Children Under 10 Are Using Social Media. Parents Can Help Them Stay Safe Online

October 20, 2021
From CNN: “If parents are allowing younger children to engage in social media, they should take responsibility for making the child’s online environment as safe as possible.” Read the full article... Read More