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 Miami School Helps Kids With a Visual Impairment See Better and Improve Skills

January 13, 2022
From The Miami Herald: “This is the first time in Florida that there is a center devoting its learning modalities, its assessment, specifically, on students with cortical visual impairment.” Read... Read More
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Screen Time in the Age of the Coronavirus

January 13, 2022
From Common Sense Media: “If kids are engaged with high-quality content that stokes curiosity and fuels imagination, who’s to say that should end when they’ve hit their time limit?” Read... Read More
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Two Ways Schools Can Ease Covid-19’s Trauma For Students—And One For Teachers

January 13, 2022
From The Hechinger Report: “I’ve never seen educators more exhausted, overwhelmed, depleted and really unsupported than now.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
parents and child

How To Give Kids Stability During This Unpredictable Roller Coaster of a Pandemic

January 13, 2022
From Los Angeles Times: “The good news is that parents can be a stabilizing force in their kids’ lives during this era of unpredictability.” Read the full article here. View more articles... Read More