a strong start for All Florida Children

 We are a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years for all our children.

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.

Health

We must insure all of Florida’s children. More than 253,000 Florida Children do not have health insurance.

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Education

Florida ranks 42 in the nation in 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

What Babies Know About Their Bodies and Themselves

July 16, 2018
From The New York Times: “‘Before humans have language, they have the language of touch, they communicate through the language of touch,’ Dr. Meltzoff said. Parents understand the importance of... Read More

Want To Raise Empathetic Kids? Try Spending Time in Nature.

July 16, 2018
From The Washington Post: “Kids need help from parents to put what they know into action and make the connection between something they do and the benefits to someone else.... Read More

What We Get Wrong About the Poverty Gap in Education

July 12, 2018
From The New York Times: “In a country where more than 40 percent of children live in low-income families, we should ask how communities are failing struggling families. Providing books... Read More

Planting the Seeds for Early Childhood Learning

July 12, 2018
From The Suburban Times: “Early childhood education can be extremely rewarding for the child, educator and parents because it is setting up a foundation that is meant to last a... Read More