Empowering Families with Child Care Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Preparing children for the future and enabling parents to excel at work and school

Child Care of Southwest Florida is preparing children for the future in a variety of ways. First, we manage five high-quality, non-profit learning centers in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and LaBelle. Second, we oversee and coordinate the DCF’s Florida Child Care Mandated Training and Competency Exams in our five-county region. Third, we administer the USDA Child Care Food Programs in 24 counties throughout the state. Finally, we passionately rally our community to support early childhood education, working daily to fulfill our mission, which is to strengthen and enhance the lives of children and their families.
5 Affordable Early Childhood Learning Centers
Child Care Training & Competency Exams
USDA Child Care Food Programs
Child Care Resources

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Why is early childhood education so important? Because research shows it improves a child’s chance of success in school and throughout their lives. Daycare alone can’t do what a high-quality program does, which is to prepare children with the social and academic skills they need to thrive. Additionally, affordable child care enables parents to work and provide for their families. Unfortunately, not all families can afford tuition for a preschool education, but we can help!

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Affordable Child Care for Southwest Florida

Child Care of Southwest Florida has a reputation for enhancing the lives of children and their families. Our five learning centers provide a high-quality preschool learning experience, from infants to VPK. At each center, trained teachers work to bring out the best in every child. Contact us for a tour of one of these exceptional learning centers and let us know if financial assistance is needed. Cost doesn’t have to be a barrier. Thanks to strong partnerships and our generous donors, scholarship funds are available!

What Our Families Say

Being a single mother with very few people I trust to take care of my child, this scholarship has meant me returning to work full time knowing that my daughter is able to be with the teachers who have helped raise her and mold her into the beautiful little soul she is. I’m excited that she will have the summer to refresh her mind and make sure she has the best foot forward when she attends kindergarten next fall! I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity!
– Brianne M

Why Our Donors Give

Over the years it’s been a privilege to partner with Child Care of Southwest Florida in their ongoing efforts to bring quality, loving care to the youth of our Southwest Florida neighborhoods. Their focus on early development is instrumental not only to the well-being of the children themselves, but also to the families helped by these efforts, in turn helping our community to become an even better place.
– Jason B., Truist Bank

Meet Our Passionate Team and Dedicated Supporters


It takes a passionate team to champion early childhood education across a vast service area like ours. Our staff is highly qualified, our board is extremely committed, our partnerships are strong, and our sponsors are very generous. Learn more about the people behind the scenes, making a difference in our community by supporting its most valuable asset – our children!


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