Educating our children in 2023-24
All programs are developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory, multi-dimensional, sequential, and provide for socialization. Our curriculum is also aligned with the Florida Early Learning Standards. Open door policy for parents. 13 months through PreK. Priority Daycare VPK participant. Our program is planned to develop each child’s sense of self worth, provide a wide range of experiences which will form the basis of future learning in all areas of the elementary school curriculum, provide an environment in which children are cared for and loved.
8560 Crystal Ct., Fort Myers • 239-939-2255
1217 Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral • 239-945-3366 (infant-preK)
3528 SW 3rd Ave., Cape Coral • 239-945-7001
Our school specializes in early childhood development, prioritizing our relationships with each family in meeting the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of each child in our care. Programs for children ages 18 months – 5 years. In addition to swim lessons, music programs, computers, taekwondo, dance classes and flexible schedules both part time and full time, we are the only school in Southwest Florida to offer a Full Spanish Immersion Program. APPLE Accredited!
12211 Towne Lake Dr., Fort Myers
The Children’s Learning Center
Family focused and devoted to quality early childhood education, The Children’s Learning Center is a nationally accredited program operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida. The 5,064-square-foot facility enrolls children from infants through pre-kindergarten, as well as an after-school program for students up to 8 years old. Our child-centered classrooms encourage learning through play, helping children make sense of their world. The Children’s Learning Center is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free morning VPK.
37 Barkley Circle, Fort Myers
The Community Children’s Center
Child Care of Southwest Florida’s The Community Children’s Center is one of the few nationally accredited childcare centers in Lehigh offering a low staff-to-student ratio. Our highly trained teachers and staff encourage children to be independent thinkers and work to form strong partnerships with parents. Our goal is to provide the best early learning experience and prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond. We care for infants up to 8 years old from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering free morning and afternoon VPK classes for 4-year-olds.
1260 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres
EduCare Academy in Bonita Springs is a local, family owned and nationally recognized child care and learning facility which prides itself on providing children and families with the highest quality of care in a safe and secure environment. This is achieved by employing a highly trained professional staff and applying state of the art computer and video technology.. In order to meet the needs of working families, EduCare is committed to providing extended hours of operation, meals are included. EduCare Academy in Bonita Springs is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and several holidays throughout the year.” FREE VPK
10220 W. Terry St., Bonita Springs
Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center
Providing reliability and flexibility for the 21st century parent who may work a non-traditional schedule, we care for children 1 to 8 years old and are open 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida and located near Page Field, this unique and exciting nationally accredited center offers community gardens and a natural playscape. Teachers facilitate learning by allowing children to plan their explorations, building early literacy, language, math and science skills through play. We provide free, nutritious meals and offer VPK.
4650 Fowler St., Fort Myers
P.A. Geraci Child Development Center
Child Care of Southwest Florida’s P.A. Geraci Child Development Center is a nationally accredited center dedicated to providing the best educational program and a safe, loving place for children and their families. We empower children by helping them develop, refine and expand knowledge, skills, language, and social competence. We care for infants through 8-year-olds, morning and afternoon care and offer free VPK for 4 year olds. Family style nutritious meals and snacks provided for free. Open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3713 Canal Street, Fort Myers
Wellington Academy has been serving Lee County families for over 35 years. We are the providers of quality child care for children ages birth through VPK. Our qualified staff are here to help your child navigate the new modes of learning. Our schools are nationally accredited and Gold Seal approved. Voted by parents as the Best Preschool in the 2011 Parent’s Choice awards, 2015, 2016 & 2016 Best of SWFL Recipients! Our VPK program has been extremely successful in fully preparing students for Kindergarten and beyond. Wellington Academy’s Kindergarten Readiness Rates have been in the top 5% in Lee County for the last 5 years. Our VPK program offers a safe well-equipped classroom environment for your child while focusing on all of the Kindergarten readiness standards. Our schools are conveniently located near your home and work place to serve you better. Call or stop by today to reserve a spot for your child in our programs!
Fort Myers, 5244 Ramsey Way • 239-275-8818
North Cape Coral, 1024 SE 10th St. • 239-574-8818
South Cape Coral, 4412 SE 15th Ave. • 239-549-8818
Zion Early Childhood Center
The mission of Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center is to support families and help young children grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) by nurturing their spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development (Proverbs 22:6) and equipping them to share the love of Christ with others (Mark 16:15). Program Goals: Children develop a personal relationship with Jesus, their Savior; Prepare children socially and emotionally for kindergarten; Set a solid foundation for self-discipline; and Set groundwork for life-long interest in academic learning and problem solving. A Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness Provider, our fee schedule is available upon request.
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
239-481-4040 ext 208