These two children participate in Child Care of Southwest Florida’s Focus on Four program, which prepares kids for kindergarten.

Child Care of Southwest Florida accepting spring registrations at all five locations

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2020) – Child Care of Southwest Florida is accepting new student registrations for all five of its early learning centers in Lee and Hendry counties.

Each location is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and is a Gold Seal Quality Care Program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. Additionally, centers maintain five-star ratings through the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida.

Child Care of Southwest Florida accepts children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old, including students enrolled in Florida’s Volunteer Prekindergarten Education Program. VPK is a state-supported, high-quality early childhood education program that helps students develop a strong academic, social and behavioral foundation prior to entering school.

“The spring and summer terms are incredibly important for current 4- and 5-year-olds who will be entering kindergarten next fall,” said Chris Hansen, CEO of Child Care of Southwest Florida. “VPK helps students hit the ground running, and each of our locations still has space available for all age levels.”

Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the nationally recognized, research-based Creative Curriculum, which builds a safe, nurturing learning environment that develops young minds, supports families, strengthens the community and secures the future.

Scholarship assistance is available through partnerships with area businesses, foundations and generous individuals. Nutritious meals and snacks are included at no additional charge through Child Care of Southwest Florida’s participation in the USDA’s Child Food Care Program. The five locations include:

Lee County

  • P.A. Geraci Child Development Center: 3713 Canal St. in Fort Myers
  • The Children’s Learning Center: 37 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers
  • Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center: 4650 Fowler St. in Fort Myers
  • The Community Children’s Center: 1260 Wings Way in Lehigh Acres

Hendry County

  • Children’s Garden of LaBelle: 88 S. Main St. in LaBelle

For more information or to register a child, please call 239-278-1002 or visit CCSWFL.org.

About Child Care of Southwest Florida

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CCSWFL) is a nonprofit early childhood education provider with five learning centers in Lee and Hendry counties that serve more than 400 children from 6 weeks to 8 years old. Each center is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and is recognized as a Gold Seal Quality Care Program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. All CCSWFL locations have five-star ratings through the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. CCSWFL follows the nationally recognized, research-based Creative Curriculum, with a goal of creating safe, nurturing learning environments that develop young minds, support families, strengthen the community and secure the future. Through its participation in the USDA’s Child Food Care Program, each child has access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. Sponsor, volunteer and donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit ccswfl.org.

Media Contacts:

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC,
Priority Marketing,
Holly@PriorityMarketing.com,
239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell)

Dave Breitenstein,
Priority Marketing,
Dave@PriorityMarketing.com,
239-267-2638 or 239-317-5424 (cell)