Collier Child Care Resources names director for new early learning center

By: Collier Child Care Resources
NAPLES, Fla. - Aug. 9, 2016 - PRLog -- Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) has announced the appointment of Gail Mishler as Director of Program Administration for its new early learning center, Little Wonders, scheduled to open on Aug. 15.  Mishler will direct the new center ensuring best practices for the early childhood education program, which will serve up to 68 children daily and is located within Emmanuel Lutheran in Naples. In addition, Mishler will oversee CCCR's Professional Development Program that serves Collier County's early childhood educators.

Mishler holds a Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Connecticut State University; a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology and Digital Media Literacy from the University of New Haven; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Economics with a Management Concentration from Albertus Magnus College.  Mishler held the position of Project Site Director for New Haven Public Schools, School Readiness classrooms from 2007 to 2016, in addition to having taught at Goodwin College and Albertus Magnus College, as an adjunct instructor.

Mishler is instrumental in opening Little Wonders, which is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education. Mishler says, "I am so excited by the progress we are making toward opening day and the teaching talent we have hired for Little Wonders. Young children are bursting with potential and curiosity. Our goal is to inspire the children, igniting their curiosity and sharing their wonderment. It is our responsibility as parents, caregivers and teachers to nurture young children, guide them, facilitate their learning and model how to care for themselves, their families, friends and communities."

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) operates four early learning centers in Collier County. Two centers located in Naples include Child's Path and Little Wonders for children ages two to five. Many of the children enrolled, who are from working families that fall below the Federal Poverty Level and cannot afford the cost of quality care and education, receive partial tuition assistance. A Step Up Child Development Centerslocated at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools, are for children ages birth to five years, serving teen parents in the TAPP program, Collier County Public School teachers, and county employees.

Applications for enrollment at Little Wonders are being accepted and partial tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.  To learn more about Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), volunteer, or make a donation, visit or call 239-643-3908.

About CCCR:

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) is a private, non-profit child care agency.  Serving Collier County exclusively, it is devoted to providing exceptional child care services to the children and families who need them most.  At CCCR, the mission is to provide high quality early childhood care, education and resources to children, families and early learning professionals in Collier County. While CCCR serves over 275 children in several programs annually, many are at-risk and come from lower-income working families. The programs' educational approach, the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, recognizes the uniqueness of each child. With local area offices since 1991, CCCR is known for the centers it operates and the professional development services and training it offers to early learning professionals.  To learn more about Collier Child Care Resources visit or call 239-643-3908.

Dianne Reed, Director of Communications
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