2015 Naples Alliance for Children Leadership & Collaborative Organizations
Early Childhood Education (Child Care) Committee
Nichole Howard, Chair
The Early Childhood Committee of the Naples Alliance for Children provides advocacy, guidance and support focused on the learning needs of children birth to five and their families in Collier County.
Committee Membership includes, but is not limited to, Collier County Early Childhood Education Directors.
Committee meetings:3rd Thursday, every other month at Bigham Jewelry Conference room, 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
Programs and Activities:
Gaps in Collier County’s Early Childhood Education Community
Child Advocacy Issues:
Children’s Campaign & Children’s MovementWorthy Wage Campaign (A Day Without Childcare)
School-Age, Adult, Parent Education Committee
To Be Announced
Financial Committee
Chair, Bill O’Connor and Carlos Amaris
Health (Ad Hoc Committee)
To Be Announced
Resource Directory
Coordinator, Mary Hinkle
By-Laws (Ad Hoc Committee)
Chair, David Schnitzer, Esq.
Family Friendly Business Initiative
Chair, Donna Philp
Since 1998 Naples Alliance for Children (NAFC) has presented their NAFC Family Friendly Business designation to local businesses who exemplify a family friendly workplace by meeting established criteria.
Apple Blossom
Chair: Hedy Pearlman
Database: Mary Hinkle
Media: Myra Shapiro
Fax, E-mail, Web Page: Steve Kubala, Myra Shapiro, Coordinators
Celebration Dinner
Coordinator, Myra Shapiro
Business Roundtable
Chair, Donna Philp
Collaborative Community Represntatives (Partial List)
Collier County Substance Abuse Council: Ann Campbell
Collier Foster Care Review Board: Ed Ferguson
Collier Homeless Coalition: Cynthia Rodrigues
Drug Free Collier: Captain Beth Jones
Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking: Anna Rodriguez
Immunization Coalition: Ann Campbell
Leadership Coalition of Aging: Ann Campbell, Myra Shapiro
Mental Health Association of Collier County: Petra Jones
NAMI: Kathryn Hunter, Executive Director
Safe & Healthy Children of Collier County: Myra Shapiro
In addition the range of children service organizations includes but not limited to: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Charities, Childcare of Southwest Florida, Collier County Schools, City of Naples, Collier County Public Health, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, David Lawrence Center, Everglades City Reachout, J.Timothy Hogan Foundation, KidCare, Kiwanis Key Club, League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood of Collier County, Shelter for Abused Women, United Way, Youth Haven and others.