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On the Path to a Brighter Future

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ON THE PATH TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE!A Multi-Year, $3.3 Million Initiative to Expand the Accessibility and Affordability of Early Childhood Education in Collier County.

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Child’s Path, a §501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides thechildren and working families of Collier County with affordable,high-quality early childhood education/childcare through itscenters located in the Greater Naples area. Parents from allsocio-economic levels, working for over 180 local employers,entrust their children (ages 1 to 5) each day to the dedicatedteachers and proven early learning curriculum at Child’s Path.Educating in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment, Child’sPath partners with parents to prepare children for their schoolyears 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 (Golden Gate) 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 MODELChild’s Path operates ‘on-property’ under a contractual arrangement with a local church equipped with an education wing and classrooms.Student enrollment could be ‘open to the public’ or with priority givento church-member families.Child’s Path—East Naples UMC operates through an arrangement withEast Naples United Methodist Church.EMPLOYER MODELChild’s Path operates ‘on-property’ under a contractual arrangementwith an employer. Future Child’s Path centers could operate onproperty that is owned or leased by an employer, either exclusively forchildren of the company’s employees or with priority given to childrenof its employees.Child’s Path Centers & Operational ModelsWATCH THE VIDEO:

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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 or transportation.Based on a 2022 market study by Child's Path, a substantial shortage of ECE providers exists inSouthwest Florida due to high operational costs, strict regulatory requirements, and other issues. Asa result, 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 future success Encourage children’s innate ability to develop cognitive, 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 (1 to 5 years old) to ensure access and school readinessI M P A C T300+ Collier County Children Educated Annually (2023)4,000+ Collier County Children Educated (2009-2023)85,000 Nutritious Meals/Snacks Provided to Students (Annually)THE CHILD'S PATH APPROACH ... PROVEN SUCCESSThe 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 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY 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.

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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 opportunity tomake it possible for children of working families, especially those struggling due to the high cost of living in our community,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 COMPLETED! $1.27 Million RaisedThe COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread disruption in the workforce and the childcare industry. While over 19 SouthwestFlorida childcare providers were closing their doors, Child’s Path continued to teach the children of Collier County workingparents, including first responders and essential workers who could not work remotely. In FY2022-23, Child’s Path focused onits full capacity student population, remained fully staffed, and began exploring partnerships with employers and churches toexpand access to early childhood education for more children and working families.. July 2023- June 2025Expanding Access to Safe, Affordable, High-Quality Early Childhood Education for Working FamiliesIn FY2023-25, Child’s Path will continue to deliver high-quality early childhood education/childcare to its students. As a directresult of its search for cost-effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with local employers and churches, Child’s Path-EastNaples UMC, a partnership with East Naples United Methodist Church, opened July 10, 2023, with a capacity of 48 students.Child's Path will continue to seek partnerships resulting in more Child’s Path centers, further expanding access to safe,affordable, high-quality childcare. Child’s Path will also build partnerships with employers, community groups, and residentialcommunities seeking financial support to keep childcare affordable. BRIGHTER FUTURE OPERATIONS July 2023 - June 2024 July 2024 - June 2025 Bright Paths Inspiring Teachers Program $ 1,150,000 $ 1,150,000Help Child's Path attract, train, and retain our 50+ qualified and credentialed teachers by easing the financial burden of startingand advancing a teaching career, including the cost of training, credentials, background checks, and more. Our teachers impactthe social, educational and emotional development of Collier County children, prepare them for kindergarten, and empowertheir working parents and local employers. Bright Paths Resiliency Program $ 310,000 $ 350,000 Help Child's Path build resilient children with funding that supports programs and training for overcoming trauma. Childrenlearn how to adapt positively to stress through coping skills, emotional regulation, a positive self-image, and social 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 in effective methods of helpingchildren overcome trauma and setbacks that hinder their growth and development, Bright Paths Scholarships for Working Families $ 140,000 $ 200,000 Child’s Path seeks community support to help keep tuition affordable for all working families who entrust their children to ourcare and programs. Some working families, including many who are employed in critical local service industries like healthcare,hospitality, senior care, education, etc., need a little financial help to afford high-quality, life-changing early childhood educationand childcare for their children. Annual Fundraising Objectives $ 1,600,000 $ 1,700,000 On the Path to a Brighter Future Fundraising Objective $ 3,300,000ON THE PATH TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE!A Multi-Year, $3.3 Million Initiative to Expand the Accessibility and Affordability of Early Childhood Education in Collier County

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“We are committing financial resources and personal time to Child’s Path and its multi-year, $3.3 million On the Path to a Brighter Future initiative to expand access to safe, affordable, high-quality early childhood educationfor the children of Collier County. 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 WAY Dr. Howard and Pam FreedmanBill 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 NICK KOURISMARKET LEADER FOR SWFLFLORIDA BLUERUSSELL BECKNERSVP, MARKET LEADER - NAPLESPNC PRIVATE BANKMr. David and Dr. Alise G. Bartley Fund

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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 continues to build its teacher ranksthrough its unique Bright Paths Inspiring Teachers Program,which covers the costs of credentialing, backgroundchecks, 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 • Work for over 180 local employers• Understand the value of early childhood education • 75% receive state tuition assistance or Child's Path Bright Path scholarships• Future CCPS kindergarten students

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMedical/Healthcare/Senior Care AdvoCare International * Armor Health Care * Arthrex * Avow Hospice * Brightstar Care * Cardinal Medical * Center for CustomProsthetics * Clinica Los Angeles / Angel’s Medical * Collier Home Care * David Lawrence Behavioral Center *Galleria Dentistry * Healthcare Network of SWFL * Humana *Lee Health * Lenkbar * Lincare, a Linde Company * Naples Premier Surgery Center * NCH Healthcare * OrthoCollier, Div. of Neuroscience & Spine Assoc. * PhysiciansRegional Medical Center * Pine Ridge Dental Wellness * Proscan Imaging * Radiology Regional * Scott Johnson DMD Dentistry * Smile Fairy Dental Spa * Structure MedicalNaples * Total Women’s Care of Naples * Vitas Healthcare Construction/Property Maintenance Air Cool, Inc. * AKE Solar Co. * Aries Services * Bermont Excavating *Calusa Palms Nursery * Cambridge Property Management * CMR Construction & Roofing *Crystal Service, Inc. * David E. Partridge Carpentry * Design & Company * Diana’sCleaning Services * Expressions Design * Florida Pools * Green Drains, Inc. * Habitat for Humanity, Collier County * JR & Co. Roofing * Mainscape Lawn Service * Mara’sMaids * Marble.Com, Inc.* Mary Cleaning * Marzucco’s Construction * Max Home Inspections * Mowrey Elevator Company * Naples Marine Construction * Naples PoolService * Neils Environmental Services *Newbury North Assoc. * Noel Painting Service * One Davila Housing, LLC * Orkin Pest Control * Paz Construction * Projects byPatterson * Pure Air * Rangel Concrete * Stanley Steemer * Total Home Cleaning * Viros Cleaning * Vitex Home Security & Automation * XFinity Cable & InternetAutomobile/Groceries/Retail 7-11 Convenience Store – Marco Island * Amazon * Advance Auto Parts * Americlean Dry Cleaners * Anchor Road Auto Care* BeautyEdition by Katie * Costco * Custom Tees Now * Epic Audio Video * Florida Fitness * Galvan Wheels & Tires * Germaire Distributors * GL Nail Spa * International DesignSource * Naples Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram * Nails Passion * Naples Crystal Service * Neapolitan Spa * Platinum Dry Cleaners * Publix Supermarkets * Ruffgers DogUniversity * Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits * T J Maxx * The Players Club & Spa * Walgreens * Walmart – Collier Blvd. * Winn Dixie–Mission Hills Dr. * Wynn’s FamilyMarket Transportation/Delivery Services Herd Transportation Service * My Transportation * Naples Transportation & Tours * Tow All * Uber * United Parcel Service (UPS)* United States Postal Service * Valvoline Instant Oil Change Hotels/ Resorts/Communities/Clubs/Senior Living Aster at Lely Resort * Aston Gardens/Discovery SeniorLiving * Hole-in-the-Wall Golf Club * Inspired Living – Bonita Springs * Icon Management * JW Marriott Marco Island Resort * Moorings Golf & Country Club * MooringsPark Communities * Naples Grande Beach Resort * Royal Wood Golf & Country Club * Sandcastle Community Management * Seascape at Naples Assisted Living * SeniorResource Group Restaurants Aielli Group (Sea Salt/Dorona/Barbatella/Grappino) * Blueberry’s * Bravo! Italian Kitchen * BURN by Rocky Patel – Naples * CampielloNaples * Claw Bar * Five Guys * Fogg Café * Industry Beer & BBQ * Jack’s Seafood Bar & Grill * Libon Catering * McDonald’s * Molto Trattoria * Naples House of Omelets *Oasis Commissary / Oasis Management Svc.* Parmesan Pete’s * The French on 5th Ave South Banking/Finance Ackerman Insurance Services * Andis Insurance Agency* Business Plus Tax Solutions * Cross Country Mortgage * Groundfloor Finance * Gulfshore Insurance * K & L Insurance Services * MidFlorida Community Credit Union *Progressive Insurance * Regions Bank Agriculture/Manufacturing/Engineering Aircraft Technical Publications * Azimuth Technology * Bayer Crop Science * ParkerAerospace/Parker Hannifin * Legno Bastone (Wide Plank Flooring) * Lockheed Martin Professional/Sports Teams/Employment *CareerSource SWFL * Elect Lifestyle *GMA Architects & Planners * Lee & Assoc. Real Estate * Michael G. Lawler Real Estate * Naples Realty Services * Naples United Football Club * Spherion EmploymentAgency * Stantec Business Consulting * Toronto Blue Jays * Wilson & Johnson, Attys. Nonprofits/Associations/Government Child’s Path * City of Naples * Collier CountyGovernment * Collier County Board of County Commissioners * David Lawrence Behavioral Center * Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce * The Immokalee Foundation* Marco Island Police * Naples Airport Authority * North Collier Fire Control & Rescue Education American Training Institute * Ave Maria School of Law * BridgeprepAcademy, Inc. * Collier Charter Academy * Collier County Public Schools * Community School of Naples * Florida Southwestern State College * Funtime Academy *Lorenzo Walker Technical College * St. John Neumann Catholic High SchoolWE MAKE CHILDCARE AFFORDABLE SO OUR FAMILIES CAN WORK FOR THE EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACT OUR LOCAL ECONOMY Collier County employers understand the growing impact of employeechildcare on their workplace and ability to attract and retain qualityemployees. Child’s Path wants to be your corporate partner foremployee childcare. Let’s meet and discuss how partnering withChild's Path can help your employees and your company. CHILDSPATH.ORGC O R P OR A T E P A R T N ER S H I P B E N E FI T SChildcare Openings High-Quality ChildcareChildcare DecisionsEmployer Recruitment & Retention Child's Path ToursEmployee VolunteerismFuture Planning of Employee ChildcareMonthly email notification of all childcareopenings by age at all Child’sPath centers On-site presentations of Child’s Pathcapabilities and approach to high-qualitychildcare for all interested employees(includes explanation of family tuition,scholarship assistance, etc.) On-site presentations to youremployees on childcare topics(e.g. "How to Choose the RightChildcare for your Child”) Information on Child’s Path and your PartnershipProgram for distribution to your employees andposting to your company website, as a resource inthe hiring and retention of quality employees Personalized employee and prospective employee toursof Child’s Path centers Structured VolunteerOpportunities (Classrooms,Grounds) for youremployees Participation in Child’s Path Corporate Partners FeedbackSessions addressing employee childcare issues anddevelopments, as well as discussions of suggested locationsfor future Child’s Path centers in Collier County. Promotion and Visibility in the CommunityPromotion of your company's involvement inthe Corporate Partnership Program on Child'sPath's website and social media channels. Contact Heather Singleton at 239-643-3908 or to schedule your meeting.

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Learn more about Child's Path. Donate today. 15275 Collier Blvd #201-359Naples, FL 34119Office: 239.643.3908info@childspath.orgchildspath.orgSupport Safe, Affordable, High-Quality Early Childhood EducationCreate a Brighter Future for Local Children, Working Families and our Entire Community