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21 Apps Parents Should Know About

By Jennifer Garafola, School-Based Therapist at Gocio Elementary School  As a school based mental health therapist, it’s helpful to stay up to date on ... continue reading

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Champions come in many forms. We are so excited for the opportunity presented by The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Trust – so EVERYONE can ... continue reading

A 2020 Resolution You Can Keep

By Chief Development Officer Kristen Theisen  The start of a new year is always a popular time to take a step back and reflect ... continue reading

The ABCs of Social-Emotional Development

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase The Florida Center for Early Childhood helps bolster healthy development of infants six weeks old through eight years old. ... continue reading

Gifts That Make Sense for Kids (and Won’t Thin Your Wallet)

By Guest Columnist Alice Jonas Shopping for kids can get expensive fast. On average, American households spend around $700 on stuff for under the ... continue reading

Strategies for Fostering Grateful Children

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase Gifts abound during the holiday season.  But are our children grateful?  More important, what strategies can parents and/or teachers ... continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Family Support Worker

By Merab-Michal Favorite, Marketing and Development Manager  Meagan pulls her minivan up to a small white house with peeling paint and a dilapidated car ... 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

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Prevalent and Invisible Disability

by Sandy Chase, guest blogger  A mother holds her child who was diagnosed with FASD at The Florida Center for Early Childhood. Knowing about ... continue reading

How to Manage School Year Stress

By: Jenna Froug, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Brentwood Elementary It’s officially the second week of the new school year. While there is a ... continue reading