Naples, FL [May 8, 2024]—Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FTA) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation in the amount of $35,000 to be used in support of high-quality early learning programming and expansion. The awarded funds will be instrumental in supporting initiatives to enhance the quality of our programs and strategic expansion initiatives to serve more low-income working families.

“Ensuring our youngest residents are equipped to be successful in the fundamentals for school readiness is so important to our community’s future success,” stated Mary Beth Geier, Florida Director of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  “Our foundation is very proud to support quality early learning programs like Fun Time Early Childhood Academy.”

 “We are grateful to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for their ongoing support and commitment to early childhood education,” said Jessica Campbell, Executive Director of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. “This grant will enable us to sustain and expand our efforts in providing high-quality education and care to the children entrusted to us.”

For more information about Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, our programs, or ways to support our mission, please visit www.funtimeacademy.org or contact 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 early learning provider in Naples and western Collier County, serving over 400 children and families annually.

About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundations: The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, to give back to the communities where Dick and his family grew up – in Minnesota, where he built Best Buy to become the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, and in Florida, where he now maintains a permanent residence. The Schulze Family Foundation creates grant partnerships with organizations that generate meaningful results in human and social services, education, and health and medicine. In all its activities, the Foundation embraces its founder’s vision to strengthen and support initiatives that lead to change within our communities. For more information, please visit www.schulzefamilyfoundation.org.