‘Starfish Academy’

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

2020 Champions for Children Celebration: A Virtual Event

       Welcome to the 2020 Champions for Children Celebration: A Virtual Event CLICK HERE  to view the event program. Please join us ... 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

Is it Autism, Prenatal Substance Exposure, Genetics, or All of the Above?

By Kathryn Shea, President and CEO of the Florida Center for Early Childhood At The Florida Center, we are witnessing a growing number of ... continue reading

Starfish Academy Has New Director!

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Starfish Academy has a new director this week! Susan Miranda Carney joins The Florida Center with a degree ... continue reading