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Tune in to ABC7 to hear about our STEM trailer project with United Mechanical!

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/26/17 4:46 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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Child Care of Southwest Florida's Chief Executive Officer, Carol Conway, and United Mechanical's Service Business Manager, Jill Moreland, will be appearing on ABC7 this Thursday, July 27, to talk about our new STEM trailer project. Be sure to tune in to ABC7 at 6:45 am!

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What is STEM and why is it important?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/20/17 5:23 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, development

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It seems like educators everywhere are talking about STEM, and with good reason. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, and research shows that STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers…but what is STEM, anyway?

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Vlog: The philosophy of play

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/11/17 7:00 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in vlog

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Ally Kulbeda, Teacher at the Children's Learning Center at FSW, explains her philosophy on play and how it helps infant development.

 

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Is teasing the same as bullying?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/7/17 9:00 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, behavior, development

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Every child deserves to go to school free of fear. However, bullying is an unfortunate reality of today’s world. While every good teacher strives to create a safe, accepting classroom environment, bullying can still happen anywhere at any time. Bullying is not limited by age, gender, or socioeconomic level: anyone can be a victim. 

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Children and Social Media

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/30/17 10:37 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in children, behavior, development

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We live in a world where social media impacts everyone, including young children. As adults, it's up to us to set a good example and establish ground rules for our children when it comes to social media. So in honor of Social Media Day, here are some digital parenting tips to help you set limits that work for you and your family. 

 

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Vlog: In VPK, play equals learning

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/16/17 4:46 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in vlog

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In our latest vlog, Jenna Thompson, VPK Teacher at the Children's Learning Center at FSW, explains why play-based learning is most appropriate for children and helps them in every aspect of their lives.

 

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What are small group activities and why are they important?

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/17 12:03 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in first day of school, Donations, Learning, children

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There are plenty of good reasons to send your child to preschool. Not only does preschool prepare children for kindergarten, but it’s also an opportunity to help promote social and emotional development. The preschool classroom environment is structured to help children make new friends, learn how to play and build relationships with others. One way preschool teachers do this is by organizing small group activities.

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Multicultural Centre announces new location for Big Backpack Event

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/6/17 12:31 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in first day of school, Donations, Learning, children

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The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida announces Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School will serve as the new venue for the 18th annual Big Backpack Event, to be presented 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at 4750 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers. Every year thousands of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies while celebrating diversity in our community.

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United Mechanical brings engineering skills to Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/5/17 11:55 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, children, development

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United Mechanical, Inc., a Child Care of Southwest Florida corporate partner, recently returned to the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center to launch “Helping Our Mini Engineers (HOME),” a brand-new STEM initiative to develop an understanding and appreciation for mechanical, electrical and plumbing concepts among preschool students.

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Vlog: CCSWFL Invites you to "Come Grow With Us"

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/2/17 4:03 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in vlog

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At Child Care of Southwest Florida, we invite parents and children to come grow with us. We strive to create a safe place where the imagination is set free and the childhood spirit is celebrated.

Our learning centers have low teacher-to-student ratios and dedicated, caring staff to ensure your child has an exceptional education.

For more information on who we are and what we do, check out our latest video!

 

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