Child Care of Southwest Florida collecting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/10/19 1:18 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events

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Child Care of Southwest Florida is partnering with Venice-based Agape Flights to collect critical supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

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Diamond, Platinum sponsorships remain for Brown & Brown Insurance’s Charity Golf Outing to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/19 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events, Partners & Sponsors

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The coveted Diamond and Platinum level sponsorships remain for the Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida’s fourth annual Charity Golf Outing, which will be held Sept. 27, 2019 at West Bay Golf Club.

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All 6 Child Care of Southwest Florida centers earn 5-star rating from Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/24/19 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Focus On Four Program, VPK, CCSWFL News

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Accreditation teams from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida have awarded five-star ratings to all six learning centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida.

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Fort Myers Eagle Scout designs, builds outdoor learning station

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/18/19 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Volunteering, Children, Community, CCSWFL News, Partners & Sponsors

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Students attending the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center in Fort Myers now have a new water table that will enhance children’s learning and discovery.

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Registration details, sponsorship opportunities for golf tournament on Sept. 27 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/29/19 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events, Partners & Sponsors

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Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida has opened registration for its fourth annual Charity Golf Outing, which helps provide local children with scholarships to attend the early childhood education program at Child Care of Southwest Florida.

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Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida charity golf tournament raises more than $30,000

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/9/18 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events, Partners & Sponsors

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More than 100 golfers recently came together for the third annual Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida Charity Golf Outing, raising more than $30,000 in support of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.

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Five Child Care of Southwest Florida locations earn five-star ratings from Early Learning Coalition

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/4/18 2:01 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Focus On Four Program, VPK, CCSWFL News

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Child Care of Southwest Florida has announced that five of its learning centers have earned five-star ratings, the highest classification, from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. The top rating indicates that Child Care of Southwest Florida (CCSWFL) is offering a safe, high-quality educational environment for the children it serves.

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Child Care of Southwest Florida opens registration for Brown & Brown Insurance charity golf tournament

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/28/18 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events, Partners & Sponsors

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Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. has opened registration for the Brown & Brown Insurance third annual Charity Golf Outing, which raises life-changing scholarship funds for children within its education program.

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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, Community, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Events, Partners & Sponsors

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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, 2017 at West Bay Golf Club in Estero.

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Joseph H. Messina and The Community Children’s Center partner with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/8/17 3:54 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Community, Education, CCSWFL News, Partners & Sponsors

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Joseph H. Messina and the Community Children’s Center are partnering with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is a local organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
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Florida SouthWestern State College hosted Pop-Up Adventure Play on Nov. 4

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/8/17 12:16 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Outdoor Activities, Community, CCSWFL News, Events

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Florida SouthWestern State College’s School of Education hosted a Pop-Up Adventure Play from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The event was free and open to children of all ages. Pop-Up Adventure Play events encourage children to use their imaginations and utilize everyday materials such cardboard boxes, paper towel tubes and art materials.

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Florida SouthWestern State College Hosts Pop-Up Adventure Play

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/24/17 9:03 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Outdoor Activities, Community, CCSWFL News, Events

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Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) School of Education will hold a Pop-Up Adventure Play from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Practice Field (across from the Lockmiller Child Care Center) Thomas Edison Campus, Fort Myers. Pop-up Adventure Play is free and open to children of all ages.

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The Impact of Early Education

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/6/16 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, Learning, Development, Community

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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.
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5 Reasons Your Business Should Support A Nonprofit

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/6/15 12:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Volunteering, Donations, Community, Nonprofit

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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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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.

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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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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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