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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

– Albert Camus

Dates to Remember

Sep 3rd: Labor Day. Center CLOSED
Sep 9th: Grandparents Day
Sep 10th: Rosh Hashanah. No VPK
Sep 11th: Patriot Day
Sep 17th-18th: Picture Day
Sep 26th: School Spirit Day.
Kasi - Sep 4
Kennedi - Sep 4
Makaylah - Sep 9
Isaiah - Sep 10
Myella - Sep 12
Jaklynn - Sep 15
Amyiah C. - Sep 19
Marisol - Sep 22
Benjamin - Sep 22
Zendaya - Sep 25
Kendrick G. - Sep 27
Ms. Tanisha - Sep 10
Ms. Deanna - Sep 21

P.A. Geraci Child Development Center News

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Sep 3rd: It is Labor Day and our center will be CLOSED.

grandparentsdaySep 6th: We will be celebrating Grandparents Day with a lunch. All grandparents are invited to come and have lunch with their grand kids. Ask your teacher for more details.
 patriot day
Sep 10: No VPK today.
Sep 11th: It is Patriot Day. We will be commemorating this day wearing red, white and blue.  
Picture DaySeptember 17th -18th: Infants, One's, Two's and Head Start classrooms will have their pictures taken on September 17th. Three/Four’s, VPK classrooms, siblings and make-ups will have their pictures taken on September 18th.
school spiritSep 17th: It is Constitution Day. We the People of PA Geraci…..
Sep 21st: International Day of Peace.
Sep 26th: School Spirit Day- Wear purple or turquoise

30 yearsTHANK YOU!!!

Thank you so much to the students of Dunbar High School for volunteering.  Thank you to those who came to Celebrate Ms. Carmen Green and Ms. Edna Braxton on 30 years of service at Child Care of Southwest Florida.  The children and families are very appreciative.


fire lanePlease make sure you are parked in a parking space.  There is NO PARKING on the curb! That is a fire lane and must stay clear at all times.

Tuition is due every MondayTuesday at noon if your payment has not been made your account will be charged a late fee.  If you have made prior arrangements to make your payment every two weeks and your payment is not made on that day, your account will be charged a late fee.  Late fees will not be reversed once chargedAfter two weeks of none payment your child will not be able to return until the account is paid in full.

Parents if you are having someone else pick up your child(ren) please make sure you add them to your pick-up list, speak with Ms. Tara or Ms. Kay and remind that person to bring a valid ID with them.  No child will be allowed to leave without a valid ID and notification from a parent or legal guardian.  The age requirement is 18 years old to sign children out.


Caramel Corn Treats

5 cups caramel corn
2 cups miniature pretzels
1 cup miniature cheddar cheese fish-shaped crackers
1-1/4 cups Reese's pieces, divided
1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract



In a large bowl, combines the caramel corn, pretzels, crackers and 1 cup Reese's pieces.  In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt marshmallows and butter; add vanilla and stir until smooth.  Pour over pretzel mixture; stir until well coated.

Press into a greased 13x9-in. pan.  Sprinkle with remaining Reese's pieces; press lightly.  Let stand until set.  Cut into bars.


Hurricanes & Bad Weather

Hurricane season begins June 1st, and we want to be prepared. During the summer months if a hurricane is approaching, you need to listen to your radios for closings.  Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Lee County School Board Bad Weather Closing Schedule.  Please tune into your local weather station.  If school is called off or closes early the center will follow suit.  Please be prepared for alternative care in the event of bad weather closures.



  • It is the first month of the Autumn or Fall season.
  • The birthstone for September is sapphire.
  • The zodiac signs for September are Virgo and Libra.
  • The birth flower for September are Aster.
  • September is known as National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Chicken Month.

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