Best of Southwest Florida and Bonita Springs 2017

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We’re excited — once again the Southwest Florida community has voted Grace Community School the best in Southwest Florida.

Best of Southwest Florida 2017
We took home awards for Best Day Care, Best Child Care, and Best Preschool from the Fort Myers News-Press!

The Fort Myers News-Press voted us Best Child Care, Day Care, and Pre School.

The Bonita Banner and Naples Daily News voted our Bonita Springs location the Best of Bonita Springs.

🏆 Congratulations to our Bonita Springs location – voted Best Preschool and Best Child Care for 2017!

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And our Cape Coral and North Fort Myers locations were voted the Best of 2017 by the Cape Coral Breeze!

We want to thank everyone who made this possible, especially our parents, grandparents, and students. Your support is what drives us!

Find Out Why We’re the Best!

Instead of Daycare, Why Not School?

What sets Grace Community School apart from the many childcare centers in Southwest Florida is our unmatched educational programs. Nowhere else will you find our emphasis on real learning — especially reading. We encourage you to check out the links below and explore the difference academics makes in the life of children.

What Will Your Child Learn at Grace Community School?

Should Young Children Be Taught to Read?

Helping Your Child Succeed in Child Care and Beyond

Take Your Pick: Your Preschooler Reading Real Books… or Not Reading at All

Success Through Early Learning at Grace Community School

Best of Cape Coral 2017 (and Naples!)

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Our Golden Gate and Naples Park locations won the Education category in the Best of Naples Awards!
Our Golden Gate and Naples Park locations won the Education category in the Best of Naples Awards!

We Couldn’t Have Done it Without You!

Thank you, Southwest Florida — we’ve been voted Best of Cape Coral (again!) and the Best of Naples.

Since 1986

Grace Community School has been Southwest Florida’s leader in early childhood education since our first location opened in 1986.

Is Grace Community School right for your child?

Most advice about choosing the best daycare center focuses on credentials, accreditation, and fancy toys. These things are not enough! In the real world, results are king. Education is crucial, particularly in the subjects of reading and mathematics. Grace Community School students learn to read as preschoolers, something unheard of in other centers. Grace Community School preschool students are literate, and our kindergarten students graduate reading multiple grade levels ahead of their public school counterparts.

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Our students read!

Our phonics program, along with our math instruction, makes a tremendous difference in the lives of children. Reading and math instruction at a young age is vital to success even much later in life.

There are lots of “freebies” at Grace Community School, but the educational benefits alone make

Some things, like a great education, are too good to keep to yourself! Referring a family to Grace Community School is a tremendous way to do yourself and someone else a favor. Let your associates know that along with our low introductory rates and no registration fee, there is no better time to get on board with Grace Community School. And you can earn $100 for referring a student to our school!

It has been our privilege here at Grace Community School to serve the Southwest Florida community for more than thirty years. Again, THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve the Southwest Florida community.

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Hawaii Week: Photo and Video Recap!

Kids in Hawaiian clothing.

What a BIG, fun week! We had a lot of activities — especially Hawaiian Dress-Up Day and our luau party. We’ve collected all our videos and photo albums here for your viewing pleasure.

Hawaii Dress-Up Day

Pearly Shells by the Grace Community School Summer Camp

Bonita Springs Infants

Diet Coke and Mentos Volcano

Golden Gate Slip ‘n’ Slide

Photo Albums

Don’t forget to like and share! Remember, you can see all the upcoming fun on the Grace Community School Calendar.

2017 Grace Community School Yearbooks!

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Gracie made the cover!

The 2017 yearbooks are here, and don’t they look beautiful?

Inside the 2017 GCS yearbook
So many special dedications and memories!
Students in the yearbook
Our graduates!
Yearbook Students
The yearbook features the students from all nine Grace Community School locations!

The 2017 Grace Community School Yearbooks are FREE for our families. Stop in to your location today to get your copy!

Summer Camp 2017 Bounce House and Water Slide Schedule

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Summer is here! By popular demand, here are all the Summer Camp 2017 event schedules for all Grace Community School locations. Want to know when the next bounce house or water slide is? This is the place.

Don’t forget our theme weeks! You can also see those on the Grace Community School Calendar.

We’ve made it even more convenient — subscribe to our email list, and download the Grace Community School App (Apple App Store for iPhone/iPad and Google Play for Android), and you’ll get notifications for each event the day before. It’s never been easier to stay informed!

Port Charlotte

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar

Fort Myers

Golden Gate

Lehigh Acres

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Skyline

Summer Theme Weeks

Summer Camp 2017 Theme Week Schedule

Showtime! 2017 Graduation Program

Photos from Showtime!

The 2017 school year is done, and with it our Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation programs!

Our theme this year was “Broadway” featuring medleys of classic showtunes and movie songs, and the children’s performances did not disappoint.

Rainbow dancer
Somewhere, over the rainbow!

Along with the DVD’s going on sale in our offices (just $5 each!) we’ve put all our photos from the programs online for your viewing pleasure. Just click the links below, and don’t forget to like and share!

Port Charlotte

Fort Myers

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar and North Fort Myers

Lehigh Acres

Skyline

Naples Park

Golden Gate

Child reader
Part of our performance was showing all that we have learned over the past year!

Need care for the summer? Grace Community School has Summer Camp, with plans starting at $60 per week. Click here to learn more.

Field Day 2017, and Stuffed Animals!

Field Day 2017

Friday was our 2017 Field Day for our Pre-K and Kindergarten students.

We had a lot going on this past week! It was also Animal Planet Week, with Stuffed Animal Day on Friday.

We documented all the fun with photos and videos.

Kids with stuffed animals
So many cuddly friends!

There’s way too much to put one one page, so here are links to all our photo albums. Just scroll down and click to get to all the albums. Watch our slideshows, too!

Field Day 2017

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar

Golden Gate

Lehigh Acres

Fort Myers

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Port Charlotte

Stuffed Animal Day

Fort Myers

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Port Charlotte

Skyline

Lehigh Acres

Bonita Springs

Kids with stuffed animals
Thank you for bringing in all your friends for Stuffed Animal Day!

What to Read Next?

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All Around the World — But There’s No Place Like Home!

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Around the World Week

At Grace Community School, there is always something fun and educational going on. Around the World Week was especially fun — we made stops in Italy, Mexico, China, France, and Germany; we even sampled food from each different country!

Pizzas in Italy!
Pizzas in Italy!

So much America!
So much America!

International travel was fun, but it was good to come home.

Want photos and videos like this sent right to your phone? Check out the free Grace Community School App!

Happy Easter 2017 from Grace Community School

Happy Easter!

Kids with Easter eggs

We did a whole lot this Easter week, but our students especially enjoyed the egg hunts!

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.” — Matthew 28:6

Let us show you all the fun we had in video form.

We’ve collected all our Easter photo albums for you to check out. Just click the links below!

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Announcement: Showtime! 2017 Graduation Program

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We at Grace Community School are excited to bring you Showtime!, our 2017 graduation musical program featuring our students and including our Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation ceremonies!
We have some all-new songs in this show, and the kids are already practicing. The theme for this program is Broadway.

The spring program includes graduation ceremonies for our Pre-K and Kindergarten kids! The spring program includes graduation ceremonies for our Pre-K and Kindergarten kids!

We love doing these musical programs! Click here to see some of our past shows. You will get to see all our Pre-K and Kindergarten students performing their musical acts and showing you the things they have learned this school year. Some other classes will also participate, so be sure to ask your location or look for the signs up in the office.

The shows are free, and you can bring as many people as you want. Tell the grandparents! Just come early to make sure you get good seats. Please note that performers need to be there thirty minutes before show start times.

It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Going along with our program are the new 2017 Whale Shirts, available now at all locations. These are the dress code for the Showtime! program.

2017 Showtime! Whale Shirts
The 2017 Showtime! Whale Shirts are available now!

We will have more details about the shows as it gets closer. Stay tuned to our social media and sign up for our email list, so you never miss a thing.

2017 Showtime! Program Locations, Dates, and Times

May 20
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
3:00 pm

May 27
Estero High School
11:00 am Fort Myers
1:00 pm Bonita Springs
3:00 pm North Fort Myers / Cape Coral Miramar
5:00 pm Lehigh Acres
7:00 pm Skyline

Gulf Coast High School
11:00 am Naples Park
1:00 pm Golden Gate