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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Florida Chamber: Kindergarten Readiness Results Underscore Need for Early Education Investment

February 25, 2021
From Florida Politics: “Children who participate in quality early learning programs are 50% less likely to need special education, 50% less likely to become teen parents, and 70% less likely... Read More
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‘Tell Your Story’: The Power of Poetry to Help Kids Cope

February 25, 2021
From National Geographic: “When she felt overwhelmed with anxiety, poetry was a release—a way for her to express her emotions and regain a sense of control.” Read the full article here.... Read More
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Preschoolers Losing Learning Opportunities in Pandemic

February 25, 2021
From The Journal: “There was also a sharp decline in parent at-home support for book reading and other learning activities, and parents reported higher-than-normal rates of mental health problems for... Read More
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New Findings on 2 Ways Children Become Seriously Ill From the Coronavirus

February 25, 2021
From The New York Times: “A large study found that young people hospitalized with acute Covid-19 have symptoms and characteristics that differ from those with a Covid-linked inflammatory syndrome.” Read... Read More