The Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF) is the main private funder of the new child care center on the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Collier County called NCEF Early Childhood Development Center. We designed this facility to serve children from lower income homes while also providing a classroom setting for future educators and a demonstration site where existing and potential providers of early child care and education can experience a Reggio Emilia inspired program.
The Child Care Center is managed by the Collier County Child Care Resources, Inc., a non-profit child care training and provider agency that has been serving families in the Collier area for forty-one years. The center serves up to 108 children who range in age from infancy through five years.
"Each child is unique and the protagonist of his or her own growth Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement, and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate." -Loris Malaguzzi,
founder of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy
NCEF Early Childhood Development Center
7505 Grand Lely Drive, Building K, Naples, FL 34113
T: 239.732.3750 F: 239.732.3771