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 White Parents Can Talk About Race With Their Children Of Color

August 6, 2020
From HuffPost: “One of the most important things parents do is teach values to their children. Anti-racism is a very meaningful value to pass down.” Read the full article here. View more... Read More
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CDC Warns Of Seasonal Outbreak Of Polio-Like Illness Among Kids

August 6, 2020
From HuffPost: “Acute flaccid myelitis is an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that peaks every two years between August and November.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Florida VPK Enrollment Down Statewide Amid Coronavirus Concerns

August 6, 2020
From ABC Action News: “For young children, it’s not ideal to have a virtual program. They need the hands-on experience, they need the interactions,” said Lindsay Carson, who serves as... Read More
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Worries About 2020 Census’ Accuracy Grow With Cut Schedule

August 6, 2020
From Florida Politics: “Census experts and civil rights activists worry the sped-up count could hurt its thoroughness and produce inaccurate data that will have lasting effects through the next decade... Read More