2nd Annual Par-Tee for Tots Golf Tournament raised more than $28K for Child Care of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/9/17 8:28 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, children, Community, charity

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Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida presented the second annual Par-Tee for Tots charity golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida on Friday, Oct. 27 at West Bay Golf Club in Estero. The four-person scramble raised more than $28,000 for Child Care of Southwest Florida, whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and their families through quality early childhood education and related serviceds to promote health and school readiness. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make this event a huge success! 

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Second Annual Par-Tee for Tots Rescheduled to October 27

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/13/17 1:06 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, children, Community

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Second Annual Par-Tee for Tots Rescheduled to October 27

Golf registration and select sponsorship opportunities are still available for the second annual Par-Tee for Tots to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida, which has been postponed to Friday, Oct. 27 due to Hurricane Irma.

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Second annual Par-Tee for Tots

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/23/17 12:56 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, children

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Join Brown & Brown to hit with the pros on the beautiful greens of the exclusive West Bay Club in Estero on Friday, Sept. 15 for the second annual Par-Tee for Tots to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. Register to golf alongside PGA players Nolan Henke and George McNeill at parteefortotsgolfouting.com and take advantage of a variety of attractive sponsorship opportunities.

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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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The Impact of Early Education

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/6/16 11:37 AM / by Beth Lobdell posted in Donations

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It is an unfortunate truth in our society that some children live in poverty, even some right here in Southwest Florida. And while the effects of growing up in a household that lives below the poverty line can be devastating, these children are not destined for a less of fortunate future. There are actually ways to counteract their poverty, one of which is early education. Some researchers and policymakers have argued that high quality education and care programs that begin early in life have the potential to close gaps in school achievement that often exist between poor and minority children and their middle-class, mostly caucasian, counterparts. Below are some of the recent findings regarding the impact of early education:
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What a Gift of Education Can Do for a Southwest Florida Child and Family

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/15 2:58 PM / by Beth Lobdell posted in Donations

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Scientific studies have shown that nearly all of the neurons in the brain are developed by age five. This is the primary reason why early learning has such a big impact on a child's future; by the time a five-year-old attends Kindergarten, their brain is nearly fully-developed. Unfortunately for many families, a quality early education is simply out of their financial reach. That’s why Child Care of Southwest Florida has a scholarship program in place for you to be able to help these children get the outstanding education they would otherwise miss out on.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Support A Nonprofit

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/6/15 11:04 AM / by Carol Conway posted in Donations

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Nonprofits and charities are always looking for funding to help accomplish their goals. Thankfully, many companies, both large and small, have learned that donating to these organizations and helping them reach their funding goals benefits both them and the community. These businesses take the opportunity to get involved in their local community and give back, for a number of reasons including:

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5 Benefits and Rewards of Donating to Early Learning Centers

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/19/15 10:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, volunteering, Donations, Community

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5 Benefits and Rewards of Donating to Early Learning Centers

You work hard for your money and when you save up some extra, it can be exciting to look through your options. Should we go on a lavish vacation? How about some new designer clothes? Or, you could donate the money to a good cause and benefit yourself- as well as others in the community. There is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done, but what would happen if you aided some local children instead? While the concept that giving to others can make you feel good about yourself is not exactly new, there are several more subtle ways that giving your money for a cause you care about can benefit your psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being.

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The Benefits of Volunteering for an Early Learning Center in Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/14/15 10:17 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, volunteering, Donations, Community

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The Benefits of Volunteering for an Early Learning Center in Southwest Florida

With the busy lives many of us have today, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. It’s easy to get “me” focused and forget about others in your community. You may think you have to focus on yourself, your career, and your family before you can worry about anyone else. Actually, helping others helps yourself in many ways, several of which may come as a surprise to you. If you’ve been considering volunteering at one of Southwest Florida’s Early Learning Centers, but are still unsure, think about this:

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