Doleatto, K. (2018, May 13). Mindfulness helps children regulate stress.

Early learning educators at the Florida Center for Early Childhood urge kids to take a break and smell cookies.Typically observed two to three times a day in class with kids as young as 3, “it’s a break that helps mitigate anxiety and practice self-regulation. We’ve found that since implementing these techniques, our behavior reports are better and the kids are more self-aware,” Katrhyn Shea, president and CEO of the Center, said. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic services, clinical interventions, prevention and early education programs for approximately 2,500 children and families annually in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Hardy and Charlotte counties.

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