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Mental Health

Attention Customers: Meltdown on Aisle Two!

“Attention Customers: Meltdown on Aisle Two!” When your child has a meltdown in a public place, like a grocery store, it can sometimes feel ... continue reading

Teaching Children New Holiday Traditions

Teaching children to new holiday traditions can be a fun way to pass on cultural, social, or religious heritage and connect generations or welcome ... continue reading

Autism License Plate Benefits The Florida Center

Supporting The Florida Center for Early Childhood is as easy as purchasing an Autism license plate! Funds from the sales of the Autism license ... continue reading

Teaching Your Child Body Positivity

Teaching your child body positivity is tough for most parents. Young children are continuously learning about the world but not all messages are clear ... continue reading

Connecting with Children Through Play Therapy

Stephanie Fiterman, a mental health therapist at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, uses toys from her own childhood to reach children through mental ... continue reading

Canines, Companions and Clinics

This episode features canines, companions, and clinics and how they benefit individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD.  There’s a lot happening ... continue reading

School-Based Therapy Program Expands to Manatee County

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s school-based therapy program expands to Manatee County this year.  The agency has contracted with the Manatee County School ... continue reading

Therapists Set Up ‘Zen Den’ to Help Teachers Relax

School-based mental health therapists at Wilkinson Elementary in Sarasota set up ‘Zen Den’ to help teachers relax after a busy work day. The Florida ... continue reading

United Way Grant to Expand Social-Emotional Mental Health Preschool Program

A United Way grant will expand The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s social-emotional mental health program. The agency recently received a multi-year funding commitment ... continue reading

Addressing the Back-to-School Butterflies

Addressing your child’s back-to-school butterflies is a part of summer vacation that often creeps up on parents. In a blink of an eye, the ... continue reading