One well-documented solution to breaking the cycle of poverty is Early Childhood Education, but in Immokalee, there are not enough high-quality, affordable early childhood education services to meet the need. Worse, there are only three Gold Seal Quality Care facilities in Immokalee, including Guadalupe Center. The 2017 Collier County Community Needs and Assets Assessment reports that “many residents in these areas turn to unlicensed providers for care if quality programs are unavailable.”
The only NAEYC accredited center in Collier County, Guadalupe Center has three highly effective programs to address the community’s greatest need. We’re already making a difference for approximately 1,500 students in Immokalee. With your support, we can reach hundreds more students who are on the waiting list for our services.