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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Child Care of Southwest Florida  implements "Focus on Four" initiative

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/8/17 11:06 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, Children, Education, Focus On Four Program, CCSWFL News

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The “Focus on Four” initiative started in June 2017 and the purpose of this program is to provide 4 hours of free early education to 4-year-old children during the summer months.

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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 Donations, Nonprofit, CCSWFL News, Partners & Sponsors

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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 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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What a Gift of Education Can Do for a Southwest Florida Child and Family

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/15 2:58 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Donations, CCSWFL News

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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.

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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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