Kathryn Shea, CEO of The Florida Center, Awarded Grant for Professional Development

Kathryn Shea, president and CEO of The Florida Center for Early Childhood, a local nonprofit serving children and their families in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and DeSoto/Hardee counties, received a $3,000 grant from the Stewart W. Stearns Leadership Fund of The Community Foundation of Sarasota County for continuing professional education.

Shea will be attending the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle in October, for nonprofit professionals and leaders in best practices for nonprofit governance, thanks to the generous support of The Community Foundation and their investment in nonprofits and leaders in Sarasota County.


For over 35 years, The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been serving our community’s children and families. The Florida Center provides a seamless delivery of services for the whole child and his or her family. Today, The Florida Center for Early Childhood is a nationally accredited, community-based agency that provides early childhood education, developmental therapies, mental health therapy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders diagnostic and intervention services, training, and home-based child abuse prevention services.  The Florida Center is nationally accredited by the Council On Accreditation (COA).  For more information about The Florida Center visit www.thefloridacenter.org or contact Kaitlyn Kramer at 941-371-8820 x 1025.