Learning Centers/Scholarships

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Child Care of Southwest Florida understands that having reliable child care empowers parents to become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities, which benefits both your children and the entire community. We are committed to this mission.

We work with every parent/guardian to help them gain access to financial support, if applicable. We review the guidelines and qualification requirements with all parents/guardians during the enrollment process, or afterward, to ensure families are educated on the assistance programs available, should financial situations challenge a family’s ability to keep their children enrolled in quality early childhood development

I am Interested in a Scholarship or Financial Assistance

If you have questions about financial resources for your family’s unique situation, we would love to meet with you. Please complete the following form or call 239-278-1002 for assistance.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

As a state-certified Gold Seal Quality Care Program, families who regularly attend our Lee County child care centers may be eligible for temporary federal assistance that covers some or all of your childcare costs. If you’re facing economic hardship because of COVID-19, please visit LeeFLCares.com to register for CARES Act funding available through United Way.

First responders and healthcare professionals also may be eligible for an Emergency Childcare Scholarship through Child Care of Southwest Florida’s partnership with Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida.
A happy group of smiling children at Child Care of Southwest Florida use play-based outdoor learning activities and their environment.
Two young children play in a cardboard fort at Child Care of Southwest Florida.
A group of kids plays at the beach with their Child Care of Southwest Florida teacher.
Some Child Care of Southwest Florida centers offer the Head Start program for students like this smiling young girl, between the ages of 3 and 5.
Little tykes like this flexing boy appreciate the healthy, nutritious meals at Child Care of Southwest Florida.