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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The Pandemic Is a ‘Mental Health Crisis’ for Parents

September 17, 2020
From The New York Times: “New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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My Child Has a Disability. What Will Her Education Be Like This Year?

September 17, 2020
From The New York Times: “As every child is different, so are the educational challenges they now face.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

ReadingPals Set The Stage For Future Learners

September 17, 2020
From The Daytona Beach News-Journal: “When students read with their reading mentors, they don’t see it as work, so it is no longer stressful or overwhelming. They begin to love... Read More
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Unlock Your Child’s Potential – And Have Fun At The Same Time

September 17, 2020
From Today’s Parent: “Sometimes called ‘make believe,’ imaginative play is a crucial way for young children to explore their creativity, while practicing things like speech and social skills.” Read the full... Read More