Showing the love for our preschool providers today. Bags and bags of essential supplies were distributed in drive-by fashion at the Collier County Salvation Army. Thanks to Sunshine Ace Hardware, Florida Department of Health, Collier Office, and NCH Healthcare System for assembling and distributing bags of cleaning supplies and a few “surprises”. Preschools that remained open during this stressful time are important to the essential workers of our community!
Look for the bright yellow VPK bus – coming to a neighborhood near you in Lee County! Our coalition teamed up with the FutureMakers Coalition to use grant money to write a book and wrap a bus with the goal of spreading the word about Voluntary Prekindergarten. For Florida residents, free preschool is available to all 4 or 5 year olds, regardless of family income. Help your child discover the “Power of Pre-K” by registering them in 2020. For more information, check out this FutureMaker’s Coaliton site.
Our Literacy Buddy Program is taking off- thanks to a generous Southwest Florida community! Companies like Busey Bank, Hertz, and Humana; social and civic groups such as Pi Beta Phi Fort Myers Alumnae, LaBelle Woman’s Club and others – books for this program have been pouring in. These books have been added in to our Literacy Buddy Library, and also distributed to the preschools we serve.