Naples, FL [April 9, 2024]– Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FTA) is pleased and honored to announce that we have recently been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 by the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of Southwest Florida. FTA was selected to receive the grant based on the Conscious Discipline Curriculum delivery.  The Conscious Discipline Curriculum utilizes everyday events to cultivate emotional intelligence through a self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline. The grant runs from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025, and will provide funding to serve 348 children and parents.  

WGC co-chairs Marty Howard and Noreen Thomas explained, “The Fun Time Academy proposal was selected to support our mission of improving the quality of the life of disadvantaged women and their families in Southwest Florida, and our focus this year on children’s health and well-being.” 

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 348 children and families annually. 

About The Women’s Giving Circle of Southwest Florida: The Women’s Giving Circle of SWFL gives grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose programs promote self-sufficiency for disadvantaged women of all ages and their families in Lee and Collier Counties.  Hands-on involvement in every aspect of grant-making provides opportunities for our members to learn about the needs of our community, develop relationships with those on the front line of addressing these needs, and meet and become friends with other women with similar interests. The Women’s Giving Circle of Southwest Florida® is a fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County. We are also an affiliate of Philanos, a national network of collective giving organizations.