Education

How to Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

Blog By School-Based Mental Health Therapist Amanda Culp, RCSWI It’s just the beginning of 2021 and many of us are looking for ways to ... continue reading

Grants Benefit Vulnerable Children

Staff Report  Thanks to the generosity of local foundations, $107,500 was recently awarded to The Florida Center for its programs serving young children and ... continue reading

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