— The Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County recently conducted its SWIM Central Program for 53 three and four year old children attending the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center, located at Edison State College Collier Campus and operated by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc.

The program was held at the Golden Gate Community Park and Aquatic Center. SWIM Central provides 10 thirty- minute lessons over a two week period, supervised by professional aquatic directors and staffed with qualified instructors and lifeguards. The program targets children ages 3-5 years attending socially-economically-disadvantaged child care programs.

Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. is a non- profit agency which operates three child care programs: the NCEF Early Childhood Education Center, located at Edison State College, Collier Campus and two A Step Up Programs. The programs are located at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools, designed for teen parents who are determined to graduate from high school. For more information regarding Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. child care programs or how to make a donation call (239) 643-3908 or visit

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