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 325,000 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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Care

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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When The Safety Net Pays For Itself

July 22, 2019
From Wall Street Journal: “A new study finds government programs for adults often lead to more government spending, but programs for low-income children return taxpayer dollars over time.” Read the full... Read More
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Pediatricians a Link Between Children, Programs That Boost School Readiness

July 22, 2019
From AAP News & Journals: “Pediatricians have a significant role to play in school readiness. They have longstanding relationships with children and families that are established early and grow over... Read More
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Rosen Invests in Preschool; Wonders Why Florida and Other Businesses Don’t Do More As Well

July 22, 2019
From Orlando Sentinel: “Rosen kids can learn all day — and not just their ABC’s and 123’s, but all the basic building blocks of life: How to follow instructions, relate... Read More
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Anyone Can Forget a Child In Hot Car, Florida Expert Warns

July 19, 2019
From News4Jax: “We encourage parents to make a habit of every day putting a laptop bag or a lunchbox in the back seat, even if your child is not with... Read More