Child Care of Southwest Florida creates go-to online parenting resource: Come Grow With Us

With 50 years of service to the community, Child Care of Southwest Florida created a go-to parenting resource, Come Grow With Us. Visitors to the resource-rich blog will find dozens of features that highlight critical child development areas. The blog also addresses challenging issues like bullying, potty training, problem behaviors and more. 

Child Care of Southwest Florida CEO Carol Conway shared, “Our ‘Come Grow With Us’ blog has evolved into a go-to guide for both parents and teachers of preschool age children. Our 50-year anniversary is the opportune time to introduce this enlightening platform to parents and families.”

A distinct feature of the blog is the Grammy Tammy monthly advice column. Inspired by Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center director, Tammy Aronson, Grammy Tammy offers advice to help parents address some of the most common and frustrating parenting challenges. The collective wisdom of the seasoned staff and center directors manifests itself in this enlightening series.

Some of the most popular articles include:  

  • Practicing mindfulness with children
  • Dealing with challenging behaviors in a positive way
  • Is teasing the same as bullying?
  • Creating a safe space for children
  • Why won’t my child sit still?
  • The hazards of distracted parenting
  • Why preschool is definitely worth it 

Child Care of Southwest Florida leverages its wealth of knowledge from its experienced teachers and staff at six of its high-quality learning centers. They share firsthand stories, interviews, and video blogs.


Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. runs six early learning centers that have been accredited by the National Accrediting Council. It helps child care centers qualify for, administer and maintain USDA Child Care Food Programs to provide for the nutritional requirements of early childhood. To ensure the best possible care of children, it also provides DCF Introductory Child Care Training classes and competency exams to promote the continuing education of teachers and other educational professionals. Sponsorship, volunteer, and donation opportunities are available to the public. For more information, visit