Education

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

Safe Tips for Trick or Treating That Every Parent Should Know

By Lisiane Jimenez, M.A., School-Based Mental Health Therapist As a school-based mental health therapist and the mother of two teenagers, I have put a ... continue reading

Is it Autism, Prenatal Substance Exposure, Genetics, or All of the Above?

By Kathryn Shea, President and CEO of the Florida Center for Early Childhood At The Florida Center, we are witnessing a growing number of ... continue reading

Family Members ‘Major’ in Mental Health at Parent University

By Merab Favorite, Marketing and Development Manager  SARASOTA, CO.  – The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s team of school-based mental health therapists took on ... continue reading

Unplug and Connect; 4 ways to limit screen time this summer

By Kathleen Powers, School-Based Mental Health Therapist  Ahh, the dog days of summer are upon us. If given the choice, many children would opt ... continue reading

From Teacher to Mental Health Therapist; 5 lessons I learned on my journey

By Shandria Woodall, School-Based Mental Health Therapist 1). Children need safety and stability to learn and flourish I was raised in an extremely difficult ... continue reading

The Florida Center Selected as Bags for Change Recipient

For the next three months, you can donate to The Florida Center for Early Childhood simply by shopping with a reusable bag at Lucky’s ... continue reading