Preschools & Schools
Preschools & Schools
Educating our children in 2020-2021
ABC Learning Center
At ABC Learning Center, your child is recognized and treated as an individual. Our philosophy is based on creating a nurturing environment for your child through a careful balance of education and care. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities to encourage and assist each child to develop to their fullest potential. Our experienced teachers encourage exploration and growth in an environment that is safe, stimulating, and fosters a curiously toward learning. Schedule your tour today to see all we have to offer!
13610 Learning Court, Fort Myers
All Aboard Preschool
All Aboard Preschool has open enrollment for all ages 4 weeks through 12 years old. We are a certified VPK and School Readiness Provider. We offer a VPK program and a full curriculum that provides the finest early learning experience for the children.
1918 SE Santa Barbara Place, Cape Coral
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
Bright Beginnings Early School
Bright Beginnings Early School is committed to the developmental needs of the young child and encourages growth in all areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. As a Christian preschool, we want the children to experience what it means to be the child of a loving and dependable God. Since play is the “work” of children and the foundation of a good preschool, we recognize its value for young children. We are a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider, offering both a free VPK option and a private pre-K session. We also have a unique Stepping Stones program for children who might not be ready for kindergarten.
8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
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
Cape Coral Parks & Recreation
The City of Cape Coral offers safe, fun and educational child care for children ages 3-5. Our two age appropriate rooms are full of educational fun including our Voluntary Pre Kindergarten program for those children who are four years of age on or before Sept. 1.
Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 12:30 pm: Free VPK
Monday-Friday: 6:45am – 6pm: $90
VPK Wrap Around Care
Monday-Friday: 6:45am-6pm: $99
3 & 4 Year Old Class
located near Sun Splash Water Park
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 new 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 child care 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 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering free morning and afternoon VPK classes for 4 year olds.
1260 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres
Crestwell Higher Learning
Crestwell is an accredited private school with professional staff and degreed teachers. Our programs provide an academic curriculum for children from three years old through eighth grade. Hands on classes include: art, music, computer lab, character education, Spanish, library, reading/language arts, math, social studies, steam, exploration and discovery, along with organic outdoor gardening and science. At Crestwell, your child will be known, loved, and challenged. Crestwell School is a Florida not for profit 501(c)3 organization.
1901 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers
Growing Room Child Development
Growing Room Fort Myers and Growing Room Bonita Springs opens the door to a secure, quality, fun and nurturing educational environment based on a balanced partnership with parents. We are proud to offer a Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) “wrap-around” program for preschool children age 4, as well as in depth programs for all ages from infants through preschool. Our VPK program focuses on reading, writing and social skills and prepares children for Kindergarten. We also offer a school-age after school program with planned daily activities as well as homework assistance.
25151 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs
8950 Gladiolus Road, Fort Myers
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 11:30 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
Milestones Learning Center
Milestones Learning Center, located in Estero, is open year round and able to offer safe, reliable care for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years of age. We are an academic based program that promotes learning through play. Our program includes: free breakfast, lunch and a snack, extended hours of care 7 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and a full learning curriculum. We believe in small class sizes and low teacher to child ratios! Our teachers are trained professional who would love to help your child learn and grow. Call us today for a tour!
19850 Breckenridge Drive, Estero • 239-301-2962
Oasis Charter Schools
Students can begin in kindergarten and advance through grade 12 within the Oasis Charter School system. All four schools are top performing schools in Lee County with Oasis High School ranking in the top 2% nationally. Students who earn an education in the Oasis Charter School system go on to highly rated academic institutions, prestigious universities and impressive careers in a range of fields.
Learn more about us at www.TheOasisadvantage.com
At Orchard Academy in Ft. Myers, FL, we’re committed to providing exceptional early education and day care experiences for your young ones. That’s why we nurture children with comprehensive child care services you can trust. WEEKEND CHILD CARE IS NOW AVAILABLE 9hours on Saturday’s at Orchard Academy as well as extended hours during the week! Flexible Hours & Affordable. Our Staff are Trained, Vetted, Level II Background checked, lic & insured, Caring, Compassionate & FUN
13410 Shire Lane, 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
Summit Christian School
We know everyone has concerns about where to send their children this fall. While the public school system is already over-crowded Summit Christian School is devoted to the safety and protection of your children by limiting our class sizes to 15 students for VPK through 8th grade. With a 15:1 student-teacher ratio we can maximize social distancing, ensure your child receives the time and attention necessary to provide an excellent Christian education, and still provide the social interactions that are vital to childhood development. In addition to this commitment, we are offering a COVID tuition waiver up to $1,500, for every child enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. We would love to serve your family this year in a safe, small, and affordable environment.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers
Are you considering virtual learning this year? We are offering a Virtual Learning School Age Camp! We will be on hand to help your school age child with their virtual learning, while everyone figures out the best way to go forward with school! The hours will be 9 to 3, we are also offering extended hours till 6pm. We have qualified staff to help your child navigate the new modes of learning. 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 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
For more about local preschools, visit the Florida Department of Children & Families at www.MyFlFamilies.com