About Golden Gate Center
Our Golden Gate Center provides affordable childcare and high-quality early education for up to 86 children, ages one to five. This Center operates year round. We strive to address the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the children in our care. Last year, 50,514 healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) were served free to children as part of our Healthy Meals/Minds Program.
Golden Gate Center is open, and we are adding new students daily while still following all CDC guidelines. We are currently enrolling for our three year old class and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) and accepting applications for scholarship assistance as well. Our free food service has been suspended due to COVID-19, and parents must pack meals and snacks for their children. Child’s Path has partnered with the Early Learning Coalition to provide FREE childcare for First Responders and Essential Health Care Workers for the next several months.
Golden Gate Center Success & Outcomes
100% of the children improved their cognitive, social and emotional developmental milestones as measured by pre/post scores. Children entering kindergarten from the Golden Gate Center achieved a kindergarten readiness rate of 75%, which is 32 points above the Collier County average of 43% and 24 points above the Florida average of 53%.
Qualified Teaching Staff
Birth to age 5 are some of the most important years of a child’s life to gain the skills and knowledge to build a foundation for future learning. Our teachers offer themselves to the process of learning as co-facilitators of knowledge by opening doors to new possibilities. All of our employees are thoroughly screened and are required to hold Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials and all staff are trained in child CPR.
Child’s Path’s educational approach is based on the highly regarded Reggio Emilia Philosophy. We create a fun, hands on experience to inspire children’s lifelong love of learning. Additionally, lesson plans are based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language.
Jodi Garrett, Center Director
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Location: 3144 Santa Barbara Blvd, Naples, FL 34116
Ages: 1-5 years old
Hours of Operation: Year-round, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.