Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has completed construction of Creative World School in Gateway, which will be Creative World’s third franchise in Southwest Florida.

The 13,000-square-foot Gateway facility, located at 11961 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers, opened March 5 and can accommodate up to 255 children ages 3 months through 5 years. A before- and after-school program will be available for students ages 6 to 10 years.

“We are so excited to be part of the Gateway community and to provide our child care and preschool services to the families who live in this area. We have met so many amazing children, parents and grandparents. Our staff is ready to provide the highest level of care and education to the children who attend our school,” said Amy and Chris O’Malley, owners of Creative World School. “It is a true privilege to provide services that will make a positive impact on our local community. Children have an unlimited potential and Creative World is the unique and supportive environment to encourage their growth and development.”

The new facility includes age level-appropriate classrooms, a kitchen, offices and multiple outdoor play areas. A grand opening celebration will be held on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Creative World School. The celebration is free and open to the community and will include free food and family-friendly activities.

Prospective families can schedule an appointment for a tour of the Gateway location by calling 239-208-8842 or visiting www.CreativeWorldSchool.com. Creative World offers two additional locations in Southwest Florida, both on Cypress View Drive just north of Estero.

Matt Hoffman served as full-time project manager and superintendent for O-A-K. Other key team members include Abel Natali as estimator, Matt Zwack as chief safety officer, Mike Woods as general superintendent and Dave Dale as principal-in-charge. The project’s architect was Michael Patterson with Architects Interiors, Inc. and the site civil engineer was AE Site.

Creative World School is committed to the highest educational standards and is proud to have earned System Accreditation through AdvancED, the largest accrediting body in the world with a rigorous review process ensuring that only the best early and elementary education schools receive the AdvancED seal. Creative World School’s values of leadership investment, exacting policies and procedures, and educational excellence have earned the highest level of approval from this esteemed accrediting body.

About Owen-Ames-Kimball

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. O-A-K’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com.