Child Care of Southwest Florida moves to new offices
Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., has moved its headquarters to new larger office space in South Fort Myers. The new address is 6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, which is located in the International Center near Hammond Stadium. The office telephone (239-278-1002) and fax (239-278-3031) remain the same.
“With this move, we are able to bring all administrative functions and training facilities under one roof, which will produce a much more efficient operation,” said CEO Beth Lobdell. “And with leases being available at historic lows, we were able to actually get more space for less money than what we were spending previously.”
Child Care of Southwest Florida leased 5,400 square feet in Palisades Park Court. The new space includes a Professional Development Center for child care professionals to receive training required by the State of Florida to work in family child care homes and child care centers. The non-profit organization provided state mandated training for 3,760 individuals last year.
In addition to administrative functions, the headquarters also houses the USDA Food Program, which reimburses participating family child care homes and child care centers for the cost of meals and snacks offered to children in their care. Last year, 67 child care centers and 175 family child care homes in 10 counties participated in the program, which is administered by Child Care of Southwest Florida under a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services.
Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., also provides high quality child care for 800 children from infancy through age 12 at seven centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties.