SARASOTA – The Florida Center for Childhood invites members of the media to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4620 17th St., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:00 a.m. to commemorate the completion of renovations at The Center’s North Port and Sarasota campuses.
During the ceremony, preschool students at The Center’s nationally recognized Starfish Academy will plant ‘flowers of gratitude’ for the Suncoast Foundation, the organization that provided the renovation.
Kathryn Shea, CEO of the Florida Center for Early Childhood, and Bob Flanders, board president of the Suncoast Foundation, will speak about the longtime partnership the two non-profits share.
The Suncoast Foundation has generously provided rent-free facilities for the Florida Center since 1985, benefiting the community as more funding can be allocated to providing early education and therapeutic services to young children and their families.
The Florida Center for Early Childhood will provide complimentary refreshments to all media guests in attendance.
Please RSVP to Marking and Development Manager Merab Favorite at 941-371-8820 x 1025 or Merab.Favorite@TheFloridaCenter.org
Scope of Project:
The Suncoast Foundation, an organization that provides rent-free facilities for children with disabilities, completed the following renovations:
• Extensive foundation restoration on the North Port campus
• New interior plumbing
• New exterior paint at the Sarasota campus
• New parking lot resurfacing at both locations
About the Florida Center for Early Childhood:
For 40 years, the Florida Center for Early Childhood has been the leading provider of therapeutic services and early education for young children in four southwest Florida counties, offering a seamless delivery of services for the whole child and their family. Today, the agency is national recognized for its early childhood expertise in a variety of specialties.