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‘Starfish Academy’

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

TFC Guide to the Giving Challenge

In this TFC Guide to the Giving Challenge, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how you can help  The Florida Center raise ... continue reading

How to Be More Autism Aware

Ever wondered how to be more autism aware? In Season 2, Episode 3 of Centering Kids: Advice from the Experts at The Florida Center ... continue reading

Teaching Your Child Empathy

In this episode of Coffee with the Consultants, therapists address teaching your child empathy. Mental health counselors Stephanie Essex, Michele Duss interview guest Linda ... continue reading

Here’s Why Kindness Counts When Raising Children

February 17, 2022, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and in honor of that observance, I wanted to tell you why kindness counts ... continue reading

How to validate your child’s feelings AND set limits for behavior at the same time!

Ever wonder how to validate your child’s feelings AND set limits for behavior at the same time? Now you can, by following three simple ... continue reading

How to avoid sensory overload in children during the holidays

All the things we love about the holiday season like lights, events, visitors, and travel can also spark sensory overload in children. In this ... continue reading

34th Annual Winter Gala: Lighting The Way

We are pleased to report that our 34th Annual Winter Gala: Lighting the Way was a huge success! Thanks to our supporters, we raised ... continue reading

Programs Receive National Accreditation

SARASOTA – Two of the Florida Center for Early Childhood’s programs received national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA,) and earned ... continue reading