Education

Wish List Donations a Welcome Contribution at The Florida Center

Staff Report  So far, 2020 has been a year like none other. We’ve all had to change some facet of our lives to adapt ... continue reading

Alex’s Story

Alex is a sweet, kind and gifted student who had issues adapting to a classroom environment. Alex recently graduated from Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) ... continue reading

The Therapeutic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

By Jill Collum, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Tuttle Elementary School  July 5-11 is National Therapeutic Recreation Week, but due to the recent uptick ... continue reading

Amelia’s Story

Amelia and her mother Courtney enjoy a Sarasota sunset. Since she was a baby, Amelia suffered from chronic ear issues resulting in hearing loss. ... continue reading

CEO Kathryn Shea’s Message on Why Juneteenth Matters

By Kathryn Shea, President and CEO of The Florida Center for Early Childhood As I sit here in my cozy, comfortable home on the ... continue reading

Why I chose my children’s mental health over Covid-19 risks at daycare

By Merab Favorite (originally posted in Sarasota/Manatee Mom Blog) The decision to send my children back to daycare wasn’t an easy one. I knew ... continue reading

Coffee with Consultants: A weekly advice vlog for parents

By Starfish Academy Social-Emotional Consultants Stephanie Essex & Yang Sandoval As a new mom, Yang Sandoval, a social-emotional counselor at Starfish Academy was having ... continue reading

21 Apps Parents Should Know About

By Jennifer Garafola, School-Based Therapist at Gocio Elementary School  As a school based mental health therapist, it’s helpful to stay up to date on ... continue reading

The ABCs of Social-Emotional Development

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase The Florida Center for Early Childhood helps bolster healthy development of infants six weeks old through eight years old. ... continue reading

Gifts That Make Sense for Kids (and Won’t Thin Your Wallet)

By Guest Columnist Alice Jonas Shopping for kids can get expensive fast. On average, American households spend around $700 on stuff for under the ... continue reading