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Fun Time Academy receives 2017 Employer of Year Award

We are pleased to announce Fun Time Early Childhood Academy received the “Employer of the Year Award” for small business sponsored by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. at the Family Friendly Business Awards held Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Executive Director Barbara Tyrrell accepts the Employer of the Year Award for Fun Time Academy. [...]

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2017-2018 Fun Time Academy Fact Sheet

Enjoy the latest version of our Fact Sheet and discover the exciting ways our 96 students are learning through play: 2017-2018 Fun Time Fact Sheet.

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Revised Mission Statement Reflects Emphasis on All Aspects of Readying Students for Kindergarten

The leadership team at Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved a revision to the organization’s mission statement which now reads: The Mission of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is to provide safe, quality, affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families and [...]

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MusicScores! Pre-k Literacy/Violin Program recitals May 2017

Some fun photos from Fun Time Early Childhood Academy’s Friday, May 19, 2017, violin recitals with MusicScores! Pre-k Literacy/Violin Program, an outreach program of the Naples Music Club. For more information: MusicScores.org. MusicScores! Pre-k Literacy/Violin Program is provided to 20 Head Start classes. The organization raises the funds and is working toward expanding the program [...]

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Turner Joins Fun Time Academy as Director of Child & Family Resources

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy Executive Director Barbara Tyrrell is pleased to announce that Leslie Turner has joined the staff as the newly created Director of Child & Family Resources. “Over the years, 2,240 students from low-income working families have graduated from Fun Time Academy with the language, math and social/interpersonal skills needed to succeed [...]

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The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Fun Time Early Childhood Academy took place on Thursday, May 11th at 10:00 a.m.

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Ms. Ledo Diaz Selected as the Preschool Teacher of the Year

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy is pleased to announce that Dignorah Ledo Diaz was selected Preschool Teacher of the Year during the 2017 Apple Blossom Awards Luncheon, held Saturday, April 1, at The Vineyards Country Club. “The competition was very tight and we are so pleased that the selection committee, through observation and interviews, realized [...]

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Fun Time Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Collier County

Fun Time was recently awarded a $11,000 Tuition Assistance grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. “Tuition assistance from the Greater Naples donor community is vital to continuing the successful education of the deserving students of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. We greatly appreciate this important demonstration of support from the Community Foundation of [...]

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Fun Time Receives Coveted 4-star Charity Navigator Rating

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy recently received the coveted 4-star rating by independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating means that Fun Time “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” According to Charity Navigator, “Our ratings provide clear, objective, and reliable assessments of both the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency [...]

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