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The Florida Center earns Top Workplace Award

The Florida Center earns top workplace award through a Sarasota Herald-Tribune initiative. The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been awarded a Top Workplaces ... 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

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

The Emotional Impact of a Child’s Diagnosis

The emotional impact of a child’s diagnosis can affect the entire family. In Season 2, Episode 9 of Centering Kids: Advice from the Experts ... continue reading

Starfish Academy Has New Director!

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Starfish Academy has a new site director! Alexis LeRoux earned her bachelor’s degree in art education from Tufts ... continue reading

Teaching Your Child Self-Love

Teaching your child self-love is a practiced behavior that parents can instill at an early age with simple strategies that can be used daily.  ... continue reading

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Overcoming compassion fatigue can be a challenge for those in the helping professions, I.E. mental health counselors, professionals working in the criminal justice system, ... continue reading

Florida Center CEO Appointed to FAIMH Board

Staff Report The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kristie Skoglund, has been appointed to the board of directors for the ... continue reading

Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Stress

By Pam Wilsen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist Here are four things families can do to deal with back-to-school stress  Fall 2020 is shaping up ... 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