A warm welcome to CCCR’s new Director of Finance, Carol Hughes! Hughes will oversee the financial operation of CCCR’s four early childhood education programs and administrative office. Hughes holds an Associate of Science degree in Accounting/Computer Programming from Davenport University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Grand Valley State University. Most recently, she served as Corporate Controller of Chrome Capital Group, LLC and previously several Controller positions in a consulting role in marketing, real estate, transportation and construction industries in the Naples area. Prior to moving to Florida, Hughes held Controller positions in Michigan as a consultant in the greater Grand Rapids area as well as Piedmont of Michigan, Inc./Piedmont Excavating, Inc./Piedmont Development, Inc. located in Byron Center.
Niccole Howard, Executive Director of CCCR said, “Carol demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and knowledge in complex financial matters. CCCR’s early education programs each present a unique financial challenge. With her outstanding attention to detail, and as CCCR grows, I am confident that Carol will guide us with her broad financial expertise.”
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 age 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 Centers located 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.