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Helping Your Child Cope with the Unexpected

By Pam Wilsen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Emma E. Booker Elementary Preparing older siblings for the birth of a younger sibling can be ... continue reading

Centering Kids Podcast: Advice from the Experts at The Florida Center

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Centering Kids Podcast is here to inform, educate and advocate for all things related to early childhood. From ... continue reading

Helping Children Deal with Test Anxiety

By Jennifer Hatcher, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Phillipi Shores Elementary School It’s officially testing season in Florida, which can bring about stress and ... continue reading

It ‘Takes a Village’ to Prevent Child Abuse

By Debbie Keyso, Vice President of Healthy Families Services April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  I wish that wasn’t a thing.  It’s hard to ... continue reading

Using Trauma-Informed Care to meet the Holistic Needs of Young Children

by Dr. Johnna Brynn, director of training and professional development at The Florida Center Training Institute While trauma can have detrimental repercussions at any ... continue reading

How to Create, and Keep, a Secure Attachment to Your Baby

By Director of School-Based Mental Health Melissa Bradley, LMHC Attachment, quite simply, is having an emotional bond with another person.  The earliest bonds are ... continue reading

How to Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

Blog By School-Based Mental Health Therapist Amanda Culp, RCSWI It’s just the beginning of 2021 and many of us are looking for ways to ... continue reading

Grants Benefit Vulnerable Children

Staff Report  Thanks to the generosity of local foundations, $107,500 was recently awarded to The Florida Center for its programs serving young children and ... 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

It’s time to Talk to Your Child about Body Safety

By Ariel Pertosoff, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Gulf Gate Elementary Sexual abuse among children occurs at an alarming rate within the U.S. A ... continue reading