Fun Time Academy reopened on August 31. We eagerly welcomed our children and families back to school. Share your first day photos on Facebook using the hashtags #FunTimeStrong and #funtimeacademy.

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The re-opening of our Academy on August 31, 2020, was very successful. The parents were given the guidelines and procedures to follow in advance, and were compliant in all aspects of our plan. It was wonderful to have the children back with their masks on and the parents seamlessly following the drop-off and pick-up procedures. We have not had any issues with the children regarding the masks and they seem to really understand the concept of social distancing. I overheard one little girl say to another, “You are standing too close to me. Please move further away.” One little boy told another that he had to fix the strap around the ear to hold the mask.

We are up to 77 children and expect that we will be at full capacity. We have not had a single case of the Covid with the staff, teachers or children.

We were and will remain #FunTimeStrong.

Barbara Tyrrell

Executive Director

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In this time of need . . .

The Fun Time Early Child Academy Annual Appeal is in full swing, and we need your support! This yearly fundraising campaign provides essential funding for the everyday operations of our school. This year, with the many changes due to COVID-19, including our commitment to continue paying our staff during the spring and summer school closure, we need your donations more than ever.

For decades, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy has provided safe, quality, affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families. Your students graduate ready for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn!

We appreciate every contribution we’ve received from our community during the past few difficult months, and we thank you for your continued support!

    We are excited to have our children and families back at Fun Time Academy. To ensure everyone stays healthy and safe, several changes have been inplemented, including the following:

    • Curbside drop-off’s and pickups; parents are not permitted to enter the building.
    • Staff and students will be evaluated for symptoms of illness, including temperature checks, upon entry. Anyone displaying symptoms will not be allowed to attend the school that day.
    • Children will have assigned seats in their classrooms and will not interact with children or teachers from other classrooms.
    • All children ages 3 and up and all teachers must wear face masks throughout the day apart from breakfast, lunch and mask-less playground time.
    • The new school hours will be 7:30am – 5:00pm. Curbside drop-off will only be between 7:30am – 8:30am. Anyone arriving after 8:30am will not be allowed to attend school for that day.
    • Pickup will only be between 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

    Our office will be open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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    Location

    102 12th Street N
    Naples, Florida 34102

    Office Hours

    M-F: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Weekends: Closed

    Phone & Email

    OUR MISSION

    To provide safe, quality, affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families and to prepare the children for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn!

    HELPING OUR KIDS

    The 96 students enrolled at Fun Time come from low-income working families. Your donation helps to bridge the gap between the parent’s sliding-scale payment and the unfunded $8,200 cost this year of educating and caring for each student:

    • $100 provides materials for one classroom for one month
    • $250 provides 16 hours of tutoring to one child
    • $700 provides tuition assistance for one child for one month
    • $1,400 provides tuition assistance for two children for one month

    The education the children receive here at Fun Time Academy is partially funded by NCEF!  NCEF is committed to the children in our community and makes a huge impact.  Below is their video highlighting the achievements of the beneficiaries and all they have accomplished. You’ll see our superstar Clarens at 12:45 & 23:30.  Great things await this young man . . . all thanks to FTA, NCEF, and YOU!

    NEWSLETTERS

    Students Enrolled

    Children graduated

    Committed Board & Staff

    Years Caring For Children

    Get In Touch

    Location: 102 12th Street N, Naples, FL 34102

    Telephone: (239) 261-8284

    Email: moreinfo@FunTimeAcademy.org

    School Hours: M-F: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

    A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR AT www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FUN TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY SOLICITATION REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH4543