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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Reading With Your Child

April 14, 2021
From BookTrust: “If you’re not feeling confident about reading aloud or sharing books, don’t worry – there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy a story together.” Read the full article... Read More
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To Stave Off the Child Care Crisis, Congress Must Reach Across Aisles

April 14, 2021
From The Hill: “Understanding the various factors that drive parents’ child care decisions is key to creating a high-quality system that aligns with what parents want for their families.” Read... Read More
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How Spanking May Affect Brain Development in Children

April 13, 2021
From Medical Xpress: “Spanking may affect a child’s brain development in similar ways to more severe forms of violence, according to a new study led by Harvard researchers.” Read the full... Read More
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5 Ways To Make the Most of Story Time With Your Child

April 13, 2021
From Motherly: “Reading aloud is one of the easiest ways to build a bond with your child while building on a variety of developmental milestones.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More