Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Prevalent and Invisible Disability

by Sandy Chase, guest blogger  A mother holds her child who was diagnosed with FASD at The Florida Center for Early Childhood. Knowing about ... continue reading

Hurricane Dorian Relief

By Staff Report Update: Thank you for your amazing response for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts! We received so many supplies that Agape Flights, the ... continue reading

Don’t Miss our Annual Winter Gala

Join us in providing local children with a “happily ever after” by supporting the annual benefit for The Florida Center for Early Childhood. The ... continue reading

How to Manage School Year Stress

By: Jenna Froug, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Brentwood Elementary It’s officially the second week of the new school year. While there is a ... continue reading

Moving Upstream: The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention Programs

By Debbie Keyso, Vice President of Healthy Families Services  Many people will point to statistics to explain why investing in child abuse prevention programs ... 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

How to Know if Your Child needs Mental Health Services

by Melissa Bradley, director of school-based mental health therapy at the Florida Center for Early Childhood Crying, tantrums, aggression, fearfulness…If you are a parent, ... continue reading

Q-and-A with Tamra Cajo for Alcohol Awareness Month

The Director of the Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic gets candid about FASD.   What is FASD and how ... continue reading