Child Care of Southwest Florida will expand its Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center at 4650 Fowler St. in Fort Myers and remodel its kitchen, allowing the center to accommodate up to 40 extra students.
“This remodel will create the ideal classroom environment to deliver our curriculum and continue to engage vibrant preschoolers eager to learn and play,” Messina Children’s Center Director Tamara Aronson said. “With the transformation of our kitchen, we’re excited to offer healthy food options, use the fresh fruits and veggies from our garden and continue to build upon Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ health campaign.”
Child Care of Southwest Florida, an accredited early care and education center headquartered in Fort Myers, follows a nationally recognized age-specific curriculum in a child-centered approach, encouraging exploration, play and discovery. It operates six branches in Lehigh Acres, LaBelle and Clewiston as well as Fort Myers; and it supports and publicizes USDA Child Care Food Programs.
The organization also reaches out to the surrounding community by offering advocacy services and information for parents and families