‘Starfish Academy’

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

Is it Okay to be ‘Best Friends’ with Your Child?  

By Shea Cruel, School-based mental health therapist at Oak Park School As a parent or guardian it’s only natural that you would want your ... continue reading

Wish List Donations a Welcome Contribution at The Florida Center

Staff Report  So far, 2020 has been a year like none other. We’ve all had to change some facet of our lives to adapt ... continue reading

‘Early Childhood Mental Health Expert’ Selected to Lead The Florida Center

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Board of Directors has selected Dr. Kristie Skoglund, Chief Operating Officer of the organization, to lead the agency. ... continue reading

Alex’s Story

Alex is a sweet, kind and gifted student who had issues adapting to a classroom environment. Alex recently graduated from Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) ... continue reading

Amelia’s Story

Amelia and her mother Courtney enjoy a Sarasota sunset. Since she was a baby, Amelia suffered from chronic ear issues resulting in hearing loss. ... continue reading