ON THE PATH TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE!A Two-Year, $3 Million Initiative to Expand the Accessibility and Affordability of Early Childhood Education in Collier County.
Child’s Path, a §501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually providesnearly 400 children of Collier County working families withaffordable, high-quality early childhood education/childcarethrough four centers located in Naples, East Naples, Golden Gate,and Immokalee. Parents from all socio-economic levels, whowork for hundreds of local employers, entrust their children (birthto age 5) each day to the dedicated teachers and proven earlylearning curriculum at Child’s Path. Working in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment, Child’s Path partners with parents to prepare children for their school years and beyond.Mission: Child’s Path strengthens and enriches the lives ofworking families and underserved children in Collier Countythrough high-quality early childhood education. History: Child’s Path began as part of Child Care of SouthwestFlorida (CCSF), an Early Childhood Education provider servingfamilies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties. In 2008,CCSF’s Collier County operations became a separate nonprofitcalled Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). In July 2020, theboard of directors renamed the organization, Child’s Path, tobetter reflect our focus on providing high-quality early childhoodeducation to the children of Collier County’s working families.What is Child's Path?CHILD'S PATH-OWNED FACILITY MODELChild’s Path Santa Barbara (East Naples) is owned and operated byChild’s Path on Santa Barbara Blvd. There are no enrollment priorities;families apply on a first-come-first-serve basis.CHURCH MODEL Child’s Path operates ‘on-property’ under a contractual arrangement with a local church equipped with an education wing and classrooms.Churches are offered the opportunity to conduct religious instruction at a limited and set time each week. Student enrollment could be ‘opento the public’ or with priority given to church-member families.Child’s Path Moorings (Naples) operates through an arrangement withEmmanuel Lutheran Church on Moorings Line Drive. There are noenrollment priorities; families apply on a first-come-first-serve basis.EMPLOYER MODEL Child’s Path operates ‘on-property’ under a contractual arrangementwith an employer. Future Child’s Path centers could operate onproperty owned by an employer (or paid for by an employer) eitherexclusively for children of the company’s employees or with prioritygiven to children of the employees.Child’s Path Immokalee and Child’s Path Golden Gate operate under acontractual arrangement with Collier County Public Schools, one of thelargest employers in our community. Enrollment at Child’s Path isrestricted to students in TAPP (Teenage Parent Progam) and parentsemployed by CCPS. Child’s Path Centers & Operational ModelsWATCH THE VIDEO:
94%93%92%89%89%89% SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL MATH PHYSICAL LITERACY LANGUAGE COGNITIVE END OF SCHOOL YEARO U R R E C O R D O F S U C C E S SChild’s Path Students Meet or Exceed Growth Targets START OF SCHOOL YEAR46% 37% 55% 49% 48% 63%Early Childhood Education in Collier CountyAccording to Future Ready Collier, some 4,000 pre-K children in Collier County lack access to high-quality early childhood education (ECE) due to the lack of financial resources, transportation, or forother reasons. Based on a 2022 market study by Child's Path, a substantial shortage of ECEproviders exists in Southwest Florida due to COVID-19, high operational costs, and other issues. As aresult, access to high-quality ECE/childcare for children and families at all economic levels hasbecome a critical workforce and quality of life issue. Child's Path believes that Future Ready Collier's goal of 100% "kindergarten-ready" students isachievable with the right plan and the financial support of local individuals, foundations,employers, and community groups. Engage families to ensure their children’s futuresuccess Encourage children’s innate ability to developcognitive, physical, and social-emotional skillsEmphasize arts & nature via experiential learningProvide income-based scholarships for childrenO U R P R O G R A M S (2 weeks to 5 years old) to ensure access and school readinessI M P A C T395+ Collier County Children Educated Annually (2022)3,600+ Collier County Children Educated (2009-2022)85,000 Nutritious Meals Provided to Students (Annually)CHILD'S PATH APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ... PROVEN SUCCESSFuture Ready Collier: 100% of Collier County children will be “kindergarten-ready”Child’s Path: 83% of children test “kindergarten-ready” (2022)Collier County: 47% of children test “kindergarten-ready” (2022)State of Florida: 53% of children test “kindergarten-ready” (2022)The success of Child's Path is rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach. Children are taught through hands-on exploration and self -directed learning, which helps build lifelong critical-thinking skills and fosterconfidence. Children are encouraged to problem-solve and work independently, as well as with others.Students learn to think in a fun, creative way through art-and nature-inspired environment. Therelationship and collaboration between the home, school and community support the child's learning. THE REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH Child's Path is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. While Collier County has many childcare and earlylearning providers, only 17% of centers in Collier County have earned this high-quality seal.
Your support ensures Child's Path can maintain the affordability of early childhood education tuition for working families, so parents can continue to work, support their family, and contribute to our community.As a nonprofit and one of the largest early education providers in Collier County, Child’s Path seeks every opportunityto make it possible for children of working families, especially those struggling due to the high cost of living in ourcommunity, to access high-quality early education and childcare. Partial tuition scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale and after a comprehensive application and vetting process. July 2022- June 2023Impacting 400 Children & Families through High-Quality Affordable ECE The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread disruption in the workforce and the childcare industry. While 19 SouthwestFlorida childcare providers were closing their doors, Child’s Path continued to teach the children of Collier Countyworking parents, including first responders and essential workers who could not work remotely. In FY2022-23, Child’sPath continues to focus on serving its nearly 400 students at full capacity, remaining fully staffed, and exploringpartnerships with employers and churches to expand access to more children in need of early childhood education. July 2023- June 2024Expanding Access to Affordable, High-Quality Early Education for Working Families In FY2023-24, while continuing to deliver high-quality early childhood education and childcare to 400 students, Child'sPath will explore cost-effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with local employers and churches to furtherexpand access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education and childcare. According to census estimates, 4,000children lack access to early childhood education in Collier County. July 2022 - June 2023 July 2023 - June 2024 Bright Paths Inspiring Teachers Program $ 850,000 $ 850,000Help Child's Path attract, train, and retain our 50+ qualified and credentialed teachers by easing the financial burden ofstarting and advancing a teaching career, including the cost of training, credentials, background checks, and more. Ourteachers impact the social, educational and emotional development of Collier County children, prepare them forkindergarten, and empower their working parents and local employers. Bright Paths Resiliency Program $ 440,000 $ 440,000 Help Child's Path build resilient children with funding that supports programs and training for overcoming trauma.Children learn how to adapt positively to stress through coping skills, emotional regulation, a positive self-image, andsocial supports, which are all especially needed due to the aftereffects of the pandemic, Hurricane Ian, and other economic uncertainties. Program costs include specialized curriculum, tools and resources, and teacher training ineffective methods of helping children overcome trauma and setbacks that hinder their growth and development, Bright Paths Scholarships for Working Families $ 210,000 $ 210,000 Child’s Path seeks community support to help keep tuition affordable for all working families who entrust their children to our care and programs. Some working families, including many who are employed in critical local service industrieslike healthcare, hospitality, senior care, education, etc., need a little financial help to afford high-quality, life-changingearly childhood education and childcare for their children. Annual Fundraising Objectives $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 Two-Year, On the Path to a Brighter Future Fundraising Objective $ 3,000,000 ON THE PATH TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE!A Two-Year, $3,000,000 Initiative to Expand the Accessibility and Affordability of Early Childhood Education in Collier County
NICK KOURISMARKET LEADER FOR SWFLFLORIDA BLUE“We are committing financial resources and personal time to Child’s Path and its two-year, $3 million On the Path to aBrighter Future initiative to expand access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education for the children ofCollier County working families. We enthusiastically urge you to join us as an investor in this important and impactful initiative.” ~ Lead Investors, Child's Path Brighter Future InitiativeLEADING THE WAYRUSSELL BECKNERSVP, MARKET LEADER - NAPLESPNC PRIVATE BANK Dr. Howard and Pam Freedman Bill RobinsonPresident & CEOWARMCO, Inc. Ann Horton Retired Educator Bill and Darlene Torzolini Charitable FundKiwanisNaples-on-the-Gulf Taranto Family FoundationShannon Morgan & Sonia Roca The Van Otterloo Family FoundationCarol B. Phelon FoundationMLJ Laurie Adams Charitable Trust
Child's Path Teachers & FamiliesChild’s Path places great emphasis on observation andadaptability in its teachers, who serve as co-facilitators in the children’s social, emotional, and cognitivedevelopment. The curriculum supports all learners,including dual-language learners, advanced learners, and children with disabilities.Child’s Path teachers have college degrees, ChildDevelopment Associate (CDA) credentials (the industrystandard) or are working toward their degree and/or CDAcredentials. All employees complete background checks,and all in-center personnel receive CPR training. Theaverage tenure of a Child's Path teacher is 3+ years, withsome holding tenure of over 12 years.With the financial support of the community and byapplying creativity during the persistent national teachershortage, Child’s Path is building its teacher ranks throughits unique Bright Paths Inspiring Teachers Program, whichcovers the costs of credentialing, background checks,professional development and much more. FL Childcare Professional Certificate Child Development Associate Equivalent National Early Childhood Credential Early Childhood Education/Development Arts / Theatre Psychology Business Administration AccountingCHILD’S PATH HIGHLY-QUALIFIED TEACHERSOur teachers are dedicated, well-trained andcredentialed in early childhood education.53% hold FCCPC-CDAE or NECC Credentials34% hold a Bachelor's or Associate's Degree13% are pursuing their college degree or EarlyChildhood Credentials by accessing the Child’s PathBright Paths Inspiring Teachers ProgramABOUT CHILD'S PATH FAMILIES• Diverse socio-economic levels • Future CCPS kindergarten students• Understand the value of early childhood education • 75% receive state tuition assistance or Child's Path Bright Path scholarships
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMonthly email notification of all childcare openings by age at all Child’s Path centers On-site presentations of Child’s Path capabilities and approach to high-quality childcare for allinterested employees (includes explanation of family tuition, scholarship assistance, etc.) On-site presentations to your employees on childcare topics (e.g. "How to Choose the Right Childcare for your Child”) Information on Child’s Path and your Partnership Program for distribution to your employees and posting to your company website, as a resource in the hiring and retention of quality employees Personalized Employee & Prospective Employee tours of Child’s Path centers Structured Volunteer Opportunities (Classrooms, Grounds) for your employees Participation in Child’s Path Corporate Partners Feedback Sessions addressing impactful employeechildcare issues and developments, as well as discussions of suggested locations for future Child’s Path centers in Collier County. Contact Bill Allen at (239) 776-1383, WilliamA@ChildsPath.org, or click here to schedule an appointment. Healthcare/Senior Care AdvoCare International * Armor Health Care * Arthrex * Cardinal Medical * Center for Custom Prosthetics * ClinicaLos Angeles / Angel’s Medical * Healthcare Network of SWFL * Humana * Lee Health * Lenkbar * Naples Premier Surgery Center * NCHHealthcare * Physicians Regional Medical Center * Pine Ridge Dental Wellness * Proscan Imaging * Radiology Regional * Scott Johnson DMDDentistry * Smile Fairy Dental Spa * Structure Medical Naples * Total Women’s Care of Naples * Vitas Healthcare Construction/PropertyServices Air Cool, Inc. * AKE Solar Co. * Aries Services * Bermont Excavating * Calusa Palms Nursery * CMR Construction & Roofing * David E.Partridge Carpentry * Diana’s Cleaning Services * Florida Pools * Green Drains, Inc. * Habitat for Humanity, Collier County * Mainscape LawnService * Marble.Com, Inc. * Max Home Inspections * Mowrey Elevator Company * Noel Painting Service * Orkin Pest Control * Projects byPatterson * Pure Air * Rangel Concrete * Stanley Steemer * Total Home Cleaning * Viros Cleaning * Vitex Home Security & Automation *XFinity Cable & Internet Retail/Automotive 7-11 Convenience Store – Marco Island * Advance Auto Parts * Americlean Dry Cleaners * Costco* Custom Tees Now * Epic Audio Video * Germaire Distributors * GL Nail Spa * International Design Source * Naples Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram* Nails Passion * Naples Crystal Service * Neapolitan Spa * Platinum Dry Cleaners * Publix Supermarkets * Ruffgers Dog University * SouthernGlazer’s Wine & Spirits * T J Maxx * The Players Club & Spa * Walgreens * Walmart – Collier Blvd. * Winn Dixie–Mission Hills Dr. * Wynn’sFamily Market * Galvan Wheels & Tires * Herd Transportation Service * My Transportation * Naples Transportation & Tours * Uber * UnitedParcel Service (UPS) * United States Postal Service * Valvoline Instant Oil Change Hospitality/Communities Aston Gardens/DiscoverySenior Living * Hole-in-the-Wall Golf Club * Icon Management * JW Marriott Marco Island Resort * Moorings Golf & Country Club * MooringsPark Communities * Naples Grande Beach Resort * Royal Wood Golf & Country Club * Seascape at Naples Assisted Living * Senior ResourceGroup * Aielli Group (Sea Salt/Dorona/Barbatella/Grappino) * Blueberry’s * Bravo! Italian Kitchen * BURN by Rocky Patel – Naples *Campiello Naples * Five Guys * Fogg Café * Industry Beer & BBQ * Jack’s Seafood Bar & Grill * Libon Catering * McDonald’s Banking /Finance Ackerman Insurance Services * Andis Insurance Agency * Business Plus Tax Solutions * Gulfshore Insurance * K & L InsuranceServices * Progressive Insurance * Regions Bank Manufacturing/Engineering Bayer Crop Science * Parker Aerospace/Parker Hannifin *Lockheed Martin Professional Firms CareerSource SWFL * GMA Architects & Planners * Michael G. Lawler Real Estate * SpherionEmployment Agency * Stantec Business Consulting * Wilson & Johnson, Attys. Nonprofits/Education/Government Child’s Path * CollierCounty Government * Collier County Board of County Commissioners * David Lawrence Behavioral Center * Greater Naples Chamber ofCommerce * The Immokalee Foundation * Marco Island Police * North Collier Fire Control & Rescue * American Training Institute * BridgeprepAcademy, Inc. * Collier Charter Academy * Collier County Public Schools * Community School of Naples * Florida Southwestern State College* Lorenzo Walker Technical College * St. John Neumann Catholic High SchoolWE MAKE CHILDCARE AFFORDABLE SO OUR FAMILIES CAN WORK FOR EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACT OUR LOCAL ECONOMY Southwest Florida employers understand the growingimpact of safe, affordable, high-quality childcare on theirability to attract and retain quality employees. Child’s Pathwants to be your corporate partner for employee childcare.Let’s meet and discuss how these and other benefits canhelp your employees and your company. CHILDSPATH.ORG
Learn more about Child's Path. Watch the video.Donate today. 15275 Collier Blvd #201-359Naples, FL 34119Office: firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport Affordable, High-Quality Early Childhood EducationCreate a Brighter Future for Local Children, Working Families and our Entire Community