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‘The Florida Center’

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

Canines, Companions and Clinics

This episode features canines, companions, and clinics and how they benefit individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, or FASD.  There’s a lot happening ... continue reading

School-Based Therapy Program Expands to Manatee County

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s school-based therapy program expands to Manatee County this year.  The agency has contracted with the Manatee County School ... continue reading

Therapists Set Up ‘Zen Den’ to Help Teachers Relax

School-based mental health therapists at Wilkinson Elementary in Sarasota set up ‘Zen Den’ to help teachers relax after a busy work day. The Florida ... 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

The Florida Center CDO Joins Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023

Our CDO joins Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023! The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Chief Development Officer has been selected to participate in the ... continue reading

Bishop-Parker Grant Provides Funding for Children in Foster Care

The Bishop-Parker Grant provides funding for children in foster care. The Florida Center for Early Childhood Foundation recently received a $50,000 grant from the ... continue reading

The Emotional Impact of a Child’s Diagnosis

The emotional impact of a child’s diagnosis can affect the entire family. In Season 2, Episode 9 of Centering Kids: Advice from the Experts ... continue reading