Child Care Accomplishments Celebrated At Annual Meeting

Child care workers, board members, and community supporters gathered at the Alliance for the Arts November 9 to celebrate change and accomplishment for Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
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Nov. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- November 14, 2011

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   FORT MYERS, Fla., November 14, 2011 - Child care workers, board members and community supporters gathered at the Alliance of the Arts November 9 to celebrate a year of change and accomplishment for Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
   CEO Beth Lobdell said it has been a year of “change and challenge” as the agency provides early childhood education at its six child care schools in Lee and Hendry counties.
   Children from the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center in Fort Myers dressed in costumes to sing and dance for the audience.
   Officers elected to serve for the coming year are:  Dale Korzec of BB&T Bank, chairman; Karen Miller of HSA Engineers & Scientists in Fort Myers, vice-chairman; John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, secretary; and Jack Eisenga, controller of HealthPark Florida in Fort Myers, treasurer.
   During 2010-11, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.:
   Served 700 children in child care schools;
   Operated six child care schools, all of which are accredited by the National Accrediting Council;
   Conducted training for 2,700 early childhood teachers;
   Employed 110 people;
   Installed three “Natural Playscape” playgrounds;
   Expanded the federal food program to 176 child care homes and 80 child care schools in 14 counties from Indian River on Florida’s east coast to Collier County on the west coast.  
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private non-profit organization that provides high quality child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties.  In addition, the agency provides training for early childhood educators and administers the federal food program for child care schools and family child care homes.
     For more information, call (239) 278-1002 in Fort Myers or visit


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