Growing Young Minds and Changing Lives

PAG 2007 (144)a constructionA child's mind is a blank slate when they are born. As they grow, they absorb the knowledge and environment around them like a sponge. That's why it is so important to provide a healthy and thriving atmosphere for every child. Education isn't just the foundation for everything this world has to offer, it's also the tool which creates happy, capable human beings who become functional elements of society. Surrounded by positive learning and engagement within their culture, these children go on to contribute, change the world for the better, and give back.

Here at Child Care of Southwest Florida giving back is in our DNA. Our dream is to change the world through strengthening the lives of vulnerable preschool children and their families. We live this dream every day. For over 50 years, Child Care of Southwest Florida (CCSWFL) has been providing services to children, families, and child care professionals in Southwest Florida. We are a non-profit that currently has over 100 employees serving more than 600 children each year at our 6 different child care centers in Hendry and Lee counties. We are guided by a volunteer board of directors that meets once a month to discuss organizational policies, budgets, agency activities, future plans, fundraising, and professional development. In addition to providing the highest quality child care at our Gold Seal centers we also:

  • Give family-centered child care that prepares children for success in school and in life.

  • Have child care professionals who have training to help them provide the highest level of care.

  • Help Family Child Care Homes and child care centers with training, guidance, and financial reimbursement for the healthy meals given to the children they serve.

Our Mission

Our goal is to strengthen and enhance the lives of children, as well as their families. We believe every child deserves to thrive in an environment where learning meets their own speed and direction. Children who attend our centers learn true values and how each part of their lives is interconnected through learning, eating, environment, and family.

If your goals are in line with ours, we'd love to partner with you and help even more children and their families. We have sponsor, volunteer, and donation opportunities available to the public. To start the engagement process, we'd love to take you on a tour of one of our child care centers.