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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During COVID Quarantine, New Moms Struggle With Extra Isolation, Fear

May 22, 2020
From Tampa Bay Times: “For mothers of newborns during quarantine, regular challenges, emotional ups-and-downs and postpartum depression feel amplified.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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How To Keep Babies Busy In Lockdown, Even Just For 10 Minutes

May 22, 2020
From HuffPost: “Developmental toys are a great way to keep babies occupied and entertained while learning. There are many different options for different stages in a baby’s first year.” Read... Read More
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When Is It Safe For Parents To Send Their Kids To Day Care?

May 21, 2020
From HuffPost: “There are many things that all child care centers should be doing once they reopen to keep children and families safe.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More
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Swimming During The Pandemic: What The CDC Wants You To Know Before You Hit The Pool

May 21, 2020
From USA Today: “Parents should consider whether their children can or will stay 6 feet away from people they don’t live with. If not, they should not take them to... Read More