Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR) announced that it has received a $5,000 contribution from Arthrex, Inc. to help provide partial tuition assistance for the children who are enrolled at the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center located at Florida SouthWestern State College, Collier Campus. About forty percent of these families live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford the cost of child care on their own. Approximately 75% of these families receive some form of tuition assistance.
“We are proud to support and partner with Collier Child Resources, Inc. as the organization’s mission aligns well with Arthrex’s overall commitment to the education and well-being of our community,” said Lisa Gardiner, Arthrex spokeswoman and a member of the Arthrex Charitable Committee.
Niccole Howard, Executive Director of CCCR said, “We are sincerely grateful for Arthrex’s continued support. This generous contribution helps to ensure that our most at-risk children for school failure experience a quality early learning environment.”
For the past three years, Arthrex has been a member of the “CCCR Business 100,” a group of local businesses that supports CCCR’s early learning programs.
Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. operates three early learning programs: The NCEF Early Childhood Development Center, located at Florida SouthWestern State College; and A Step Up Development Center at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools, for the children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school educations. In addition, CCCR operates a Training Resource Center in Immokalee that offers professional development for early learning professionals and conducts annual early childhood conferences.
To learn more, make a donation, or find out about volunteer opportunities at CCCR, contact Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. by visiting www.collierchildcare.org. or call (239) 643-3908.