Parent Resources 

At The Children’s Center, we care about each and every family who walks through the front door. We will go above and beyond to help you find what you are looking for. We will provide the best in customer service and will share with you what we know. We will refer you to services provided by any of our partner agencies. If you are looking for something else that we do not offer here, we will do our best to provide you with community resources. We pride ourselves in family support and education.

As parents, you are the single best advocate for your child. The Children’s Center is here because of parents telling us that’s what their children needed. We want to be a partner with you in advocating for your child. Please call 321-264-0855 if you need support or a listening ear.

Community Resources

Parent Education Series

Parenting in today’s world can be challenging.  Our goal is to offer educational information, resources and support for raising healthy children.  Professional speakers may focus on behavior, nutrition, health and wellness, family activities, language development, technology, community resources, and more. Check out our calendar page to see what programs and events are coming up.

Health & Wellness 

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Wellness & Mindful Living for Preschoolers

This program utilizes professionals in the community to teach the children about nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, yoga, self-soothing activities and overall wellness. This program runs bi-weekly year round. Both the 3-year-old class and the 4-5-year-old class participate in this program.

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Contact Helen Duane at 321-268-6808 or helen.duane@parrishmed.com with questions. Helen Duane is a licensed mental health counselor. Visit her physician page on the Parrish Medical Group website.

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CATCH Early Childhood (CEC)

 

CATCH logo high resolutionThis program is designed to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in children ages 3-5. Modeled after the nationally recognized CATCH Program, CEC provides an environment where physical activity, healthy education, gardening and healthy eating behaviors are valued and taught. This countywide effort involves over 2,000 preschool children. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Florida Blue Foundation. Please contact Kathy Simonsen at 321-264-0855 or kathy.simonsen@parrishmed.com for more information or if you would like to start up a program.

Parent Tip Sheets 

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1. Food and Your Family
2. Make Veggies Fun
3. Dairy Foods are Nutritious
4. Snack to Health
5. Family Style Dining
6. Sensible Snacking
7. Nutrition Labels
8. The Truth About Juice
9. Parents-Champions of Change
10. Tasty Healthy Smoothies
11. Play Time is Fun
12. Limit Screen Time
13. Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
14. Don’t Overdo It
15. Healthy Protein Alternative to Meat
16. Go Green
17. Age Appropriate Exercise
18. Planting a Kitchen Garden
19. Vending Machine Do’s and Don’ts

Healthy Habit’s Newsletters 

Fall 2012
Winter 2013
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2014