About Us

I am going to change the world and this is my plan

At Child Care of Southwest Florida we have a dream to change the world and quite frankly we know you do too!

We have a plan to accomplish this goal and it is in our DNA to help you with your plan. So let’s get started!

The first step is for us to get to know each other. We really want to listen and find out what your interests and desires are for changing the world.  After we listen, we will share with you how we change the world by strengthening the lives of vulnerable preschool children and their families.

If your interests and ours are harmonious then we will take steps to figure out how we can walk side by side, co-labor, invest in, and partner to help even more children and their families.  If our interests are different, then we would be honored to introduce you to one of our community partners that more closely fits your passion.

We really want to help you with your plan to change the world.

There are a number of ways to start the engagement process but our favorite is to take you on a short tour of one of our Early Education Centers. Our goal for this meeting is to share how we are changing the world, and to listen! You can sign up for a tour here, or give our Executive Director Beth Lobdell a call 239-278-1002 or email her to schedule a time to chat.

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.SM (CCSWFL) has been providing services to children, families, and child care professionals in Southwest Florida for over 40 years. 

Our Mission:

To strengthen and enhance the lives of children and their families.

Our Vision: 

To be recognized as the premiere resource in education and development of children and their families.

Our Staff and Volunteers:

CCSWFL currently has over 110 employees (meet our team) in Southwest Florida, serving more than 600 children annually at 6 child care centers in Hendry and Lee county. In addition to having the highest quality care available at our Gold Seal accredited centers, we provide:

  • Families with high quality, family centered child care, preparing children for school success.
  • Child Care Professionals with training to help them provide the highest quality care possible.
  • Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers with training, guidance and financial reimbursement for the healthy meals provided to the children they serve.

We are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss budgets, agency activities, future plans, fund raising, professional development and organizational policies.