Helping your child and family navigate COVID-19

Staff Report  As we move from our normal daily routines into uncharted territory, The Florida Center for Early Childhood encourages families to view the ... continue reading

How the Coronavirus is impacting our services

Staff Report  Like much of the rest of the world, The Florida Center for Early Childhood is navigating obstacles associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. ... continue reading

The Florida Center CEO to retire after nearly 20 years of service

Staff Report Kathryn Shea has served as the CEO of The Florida Center for the last 12 years. Chief Executive Officer of The Florida ... continue reading

The Florida Center: Why It’s Worth the Drive

By Kim Williams, director of developmental Services/FASD diagnostic team For 25 years I have traveled every day from my home in St. Pete Beach ... 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

All donations matched starting now!

Champions come in many forms. We are so excited for the opportunity presented by The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Trust – so EVERYONE can ... continue reading

A 2020 Resolution You Can Keep

By Chief Development Officer Kristen Theisen  The start of a new year is always a popular time to take a step back and reflect ... 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

Strategies for Fostering Grateful Children

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase Gifts abound during the holiday season.  But are our children grateful?  More important, what strategies can parents and/or teachers ... continue reading