Naples, FL [March 25, 2024]– Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is pleased and honored to announce that we have recently been awarded a grant of $275,000 by the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF). NCEF funding supports tuition assistance for 96 toddlers and preschoolers to receive quality child development services year-round. Funding will also assist with the expansion of Fun Time’s services to additional children hosted at two new locations at Poinciana Elementary and Golden Gate High School.

Jessica Campbell, Executive Director of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy explains the impact that NCEF funding has and will continue to have on delivery of the Fun Time mission.

“Thank you, Naples Children & Education Foundation, for supporting quality early learning. The partnerships from all the organizations you support make a collective impact on the children in our community,” said Campbell.

For more information about Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, our programs or ways to support our mission, please visit www.funtimeacademy.org or reach out to Campbell at 239-261-8284 or via email at Jcampbell@funtimeacademy.org.

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About Fun Time Early Childhood Academy: Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is a nationally accredited early learning center committed to providing safe, quality and affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families. Our mission is to prepare these children for kindergarten, ensuring that they are ready to read and ready to learn. Located in Collier County, our academy offers a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can develop the skills and confidence needed for success in school and beyond. We are the largest provider of early learning in Naples and western Collier County, serving over 400 children and families annually.

About The Naples Children & Education Foundation: The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is improving the educational, emotional and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children. Through its annual grants and strategic initiatives, NCEF has impacted close to 90 of the most effective nonprofits in the community, providing more than 300,000 children with the services and resources they need to excel. NCEF’s unique approach, which emphasizes collaboration between organizations and bridges public and private resources, has become a blueprint for how to transform a community, one issue at a time.