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.

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 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

Want To Close Milwaukee’s Black and White Academic Gap? Reach Preschoolers.

February 19, 2019
From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “We need to make smart investments in people when they’re young, when their brains are developing … so they can become productive, contributing members of society.”... Read More

Spanking Children Harms Mental Health

February 19, 2019
From USA Today: “Scientific evidence says physical discipline leads to children with increased ‘behavior problems,’ such as aggressiveness and defiance.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

Bedtime Routine Can Set Children Up For Success

February 18, 2019
From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “Research shows bedtime routines are linked to family well-being, increase kindergarten readiness and even improve child dental health.” Read the full article here. View more articles here. Read More

ADHD and Learning Disability: What To Do?

February 18, 2019
From The Moultrie Observer: “Parents must understand that ADHD can cause learning difficulty but it is not a learning disability (LD). In fact, ADHD and LD often co-exist.” Read the full... Read More