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Child Care of Southwest Florida to reopen The Children’s Garden of LaBelle

2020-06-30T11:41:17-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Child Care of Southwest Florida will reopen a fifth early learning center as The Children’s Garden of Labelle welcomes back students on June 29. The nonprofit organization has reopened its centers in phases after implementing numerous safety procedures to protect the health and well-being of students and staff. The Children’s Garden of [...]

Guadalupe Center receives $10,000 grant from Bank of America to support educational programs in Immokalee

2020-06-16T09:49:15-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to support students in Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs. Guadalupe Center serves 1,400 students annually through its nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. The nonprofit recently announced expansion plans that will allow it to [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida to reopen two additional learning centers on June 1

2020-05-28T09:46:59-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida will reopen two additional early learning centers in Fort Myers to accommodate demand as parents return to work following COVID-19 closures. The nonprofit organization also has announced that families facing economic hardships caused by COVID-19 can apply for federal funds to help cover their weekly child care costs. The two [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida to reopen centers starting May 18

2020-05-08T16:38:34-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida has announced reopening plans for its early learning centers along with revised operating procedures to ensure the safety of children and staff. The nonprofit closed its six accredited learning centers on March 27 to protect the health and wellbeing of children, teachers and parents. In the weeks since, facilities have [...]

Guadalupe Center announces campaign to expand ‘life-changing’ programs for Immokalee students

2020-02-24T12:02:22-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced a capital and operational campaign to provide more students in Immokalee with opportunities to use education as a springboard to a brighter future. “Guadalupe Center: 2020 & Beyond” is raising money to construct new educational centers, hire additional staff and expand academic programs. The announcement was made during a ribbon-cutting ceremony [...]

The Children’s Learning Center accepting registrations at new location in Fort Myers

2020-01-21T10:48:08-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is accepting student registrations for its newly relocated The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers. The Children’s Learning Center, which previously operated on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, moved in early January to a new location at 37 Barkley Circle. Previous students were granted priority transfers, and Child [...]

Guadalupe Center earns gold recognition for enhancing nutrition, limiting screen time for students

2019-08-26T12:32:00-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has earned gold-level recognition from the Florida Early Care & Education Recognition Program for its exemplary efforts in implementing strategies that help prevent childhood obesity. Florida Early Care honors child care centers and early learning programs that demonstrate a commitment to best practices in the areas of healthy eating, healthy beverages, reduced screen [...]

Guadalupe Center earns fifth consecutive five-star rating from Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

2019-08-08T11:18:27-04:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guadalupe Center has earned its fifth consecutive five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, the only preschool in Collier County to earn five stars every year since 2015. Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program serves more than 300 students ages 6 weeks through 5 years old, culminating with a Pre-K program that [...]

Guadalupe Center earns national accreditation for its Early Childhood Education Program

2019-05-10T16:50:22-04:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program has earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. More than 375 Immokalee children currently participate in Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program, which recently announced the addition of a new campus [...]

Leadership NEXT to study impact, benefits of Early Childhood Education at May 14 session

2019-05-07T12:08:10-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Attendees at May’s Leadership NEXT session will learn firsthand why Early Childhood Education is a difference-maker in the lives of local youth. The School District of Lee County will lead the May 14 session, focusing on the period of cognitive development from birth through age 5. A key component of the conversation will cover why [...]

Guadalupe Center to expand Early Childhood Education Program with new campus in Immokalee

2019-04-23T16:32:35-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center is expanding its Early Childhood Education Program with the addition of a new campus in Immokalee’s Jubilation neighborhood. The new campus, which was made possible through a lead gift from Helene and Rich Monaghan, will feature six classrooms and accommodate up to 64 children ages 6 weeks through 3 years old. On Monday, [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida, FGCU to host free seminar for early childhood education teachers on Feb. 23

2019-02-22T17:58:56-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pre-school and kindergarten teachers in Southwest Florida are invited to the free Focus on Four Conference being held at Florida Gulf Coast University on Feb. 23. Led by renowned early childhood education specialist Lisa Murphy, the daylong conference will include presentations and discussions that focus on creating child-centered learning environments in which all children can [...]

Retired teachers still impacting education by volunteering at Guadalupe Center Resale Shop

2018-04-03T19:31:43-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Their time in the classroom might have ended, but a contingent of retired educators, many of whom relocated to Southwest Florida, are still finding a way to enhance learning for local school children. Guadalupe Resale Shop, an upscale thrift store in North Naples run by the Guadalupe Center, counts more than a dozen retired teachers [...]