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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Florida’s Children: A Missed Opportunity

May 24, 2019
From Orlando Sentinel: “Let’s give all of Florida’s children a strong start in those first five precious years of early childhood brain, social and emotional development. Prioritize early childhood to... Read More
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Reading With Toddlers Linked to Reduced Harsh Parenting, Enhanced Child Behavior

May 24, 2019
From ScienceDaily: “The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, suggests additional benefits from shared reading — a stronger parent-child bond and less hyperactivity and attention problems... Read More
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Quality Preschool Benefits Multiple Generations

May 24, 2019
From Futurity: “Early childhood education programs can benefit life outcomes in ways that span generations, new research shows.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Connecting Health and Education So Children Can Learn and Thrive

May 24, 2019
From Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Building effective policy advocacy campaigns, creating programs that support sustainable systemic changes, and engaging parents to identify and advocate for critical issues are all key... Read More