SARASOTA –The Florida Center for Early Childhood was named one of the top 25 employers to work for in the Sarasota-Manatee area by the “Best Places to Work” competition for the fourth year in a row.
The annual competition, which is hosted by an independent firm called Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, critiques thousands of companies seeking to find workforce excellence by making sure their staff is truly happy. Using a confidential survey, they rank businesses on a combination of characteristics like benefits, workplace culture, leadership, camaraderie and appreciation for the job.
“Our employees go above and beyond for the children and families they serve,” said Dr. Kristie Skoglund, CEO of The Florida Center. “We try to create a nurturing, trauma-informed environment where they feel appreciated and valued.”
Benefits of working at The Florida Center include flexible work schedule, discounted childcare, family mindfulness training and an impressive benefits package that includes an annual personal mental health day for every employee — no questions asked.
About The Florida Center for Early Childhood
For more than 40 years, The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been the leading provider of therapeutic services, early education and healthy development for young children in southwest Florida, offering a seamless delivery of services for the whole child and their family. Today, the agency is nationally recognized for its early childhood expertise in a variety of specialties. The Florida Center provides developmental therapies, mental health counseling, Starfish Academy preschool, the Healthy Families home-visiting program, and the state’s only Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders clinic. For more information, visit www.thefloridacenter.org or call 941-371-8820.