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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2 Million Federal Workers Are Poised to Get Paid Parental Leave for the First Time Ever

December 12, 2019
From Vox: “This new policy is far from comprehensive, but it does mark a major milestone in expanding access to paid leave.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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It’s Time To Update The Traditional Baby Shower. Here’s How To Do It.

December 12, 2019
From The New York Times: “I believe the tradition needs an update to address the real needs of modern parents-to-be. New parents need child-care help, meals and groceries, therapy, and... Read More
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Florida Family Leave Act Would Give New Parents 3 Months of Paid Family Leave

December 12, 2019
From WTXL-Tallahassee: “Despite knowing the importance of time spent bonding with a new child, the majority of workers in this state are unable to take family leave because they are... Read More
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Here Are the Cities Where Pre-K Earns High Marks

December 12, 2019
From Education Week: “A growing number of the nation’s 40 biggest cities are providing high-quality pre-kindergarten programs for families, according to a new analysis of their policies and enrollment.” Read... Read More