We strengthen and enrich the lives of underserved children and families in Collier County through high-quality and affordable early childhood education.
- Provide scholarships for children ages birth to 5 years old to ensure access, affordability and school readiness
- Emphasize the arts and nature through experiential learning
- Encourage children’s innate ability to develop cognitive, physical and social-emotional skills
- Engage families to assure their children’s future success
Inspire children’s love for lifelong learning.
Collier Child Care Resources, Inc., (CCCR), is a private, non-profit agency whose main focus surrounds the education of young children, birth to five years. We have had offices in Collier County since 1991 and expanded our offices to include Immokalee in 2001. In May, 2008, our focus became Collier County specific and officially became Collier Child Care Resources, Inc.
CCCR operates four early learning programs including the nationally accredited Child’s Path Preschool, located in East Naples/Golden Gate area serving up to 85 children ages 2-5; Little Wonders, opening August 15th, serving up to 81 children ages 2-5; A Step Up Development Center at Golden Gate High School and the A Step Up Development Center at Immokalee High School, both of which serve the children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school education.
We are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss budgets, agency activities, future plans, fundraising, professional development and organizational policies. Members of the Advisory Board also meet throughout the year at various times to lend their support with their professional expertise, knowledge of the community, and connections to local and national resources, and colleagues and peers. Also, CCCR is proud of its highly-qualified and dedicated staff plus the strong community support which has been established through collaborations and strategic alliances. CCCR must rely upon generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children.