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‘Starfish Academy’

The Florida Center earns Top Workplace Award

The Florida Center earns top workplace award through a Sarasota Herald-Tribune initiative. The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been awarded a Top Workplaces ... continue reading

Connecting with Children Through Play Therapy

Stephanie Fiterman, a mental health therapist at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, uses toys from her own childhood to reach children through mental ... continue reading

United Way Grant to Expand Social-Emotional Mental Health Preschool Program

A United Way grant will expand The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s social-emotional mental health program. The agency recently received a multi-year funding commitment ... continue reading

Addressing the Back-to-School Butterflies

Addressing your child’s back-to-school butterflies is a part of summer vacation that often creeps up on parents. In a blink of an eye, the ... continue reading

Starfish Academy Has New Director!

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Starfish Academy has a new site director! Alexis LeRoux earned her bachelor’s degree in art education from Tufts ... continue reading

Teaching Your Child Self-Love

Teaching your child self-love is a practiced behavior that parents can instill at an early age with simple strategies that can be used daily.  ... continue reading

How to Build up A Child’s Self-Esteem

As parents, we can be hard on ourselves, but modeling good self-esteem is a key component to build a child’s self-esteem. In Season 2, ... continue reading

Starfish Academy Students Experience The Chair of Joy

Students at The Starfish Academy had the joyful experience of sitting in a Chair of Joy on Thursday, May 12th. Sheryl Lynn of JOYELY ... continue reading

Modeling Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that modeling mental health awareness can help your child develop social-emotionally skills? In Season 2, Episode 5 of Centering Kids: Advice ... continue reading

Sharing Your Calm

Did you know that sharing your calm with your child can be an effective way to help with their social-emotional development? In this episode ... continue reading