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

‘For-Now Parents’ and ‘Big Feelings’: How Sesame Street Talks About Trauma

May 23, 2019
From The Atlantic: “Sesame picked these issues—homelessness, foster care, and substance abuse—because it heard from these partner organizations that they didn’t have many resources addressing these things from a child’s... Read More

How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn

May 23, 2019
From Mind/Shift: “When you cut down recess, you are removing time that kids can run around. And when they run around, their brains are getting a bubble bath of good... Read More

The Keys to Helping Kids Overcome Poverty

May 22, 2019
From Governing: “Preschool, in conjunction with other programs, has the potential to close socioeconomic gaps over a generation.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Hospital and Time of Delivery May Affect Mother’s Health

May 21, 2019
From The New York Times: “The risk for complications in childbirth was highest during night shifts, weekends, holidays and in July.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More