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Child Care Program

Lifeline Family Center’s staff and volunteers are dedicated to supporting the lives and futures of Lifeline residents and their children. This includes providing a stable, loving child care program.

After you have spent two months on maternity rest with your newborn baby, nursing and bonding, you will re-start your career planning and educational program.

Lifeline Family Center’s state of the art nursery provides free full time child care from 7:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, while you pursue your high school diploma, GED, career training, degree, or new job.

The nursery features a food station, cribs for nap time, play learning centers, an indoor play area and a covered, outdoor play area. Care givers spend quality time with the little ones nurturing them with gentle, loving care.  Because the nursery is within the Lifeline Family Center residential facility, it is easy for new mothers to nurse and feed their babies on a schedule with their classes and educational program.

Nursery staff and volunteers are trained professionals, certified in infant and adult CPR, and consistently taking continuing education courses. All staff and volunteers are required to pass an FBI background check and local police background check.

Lifeline Family Center’s free child care program is available to residential mothers for one or two children. Child care from infant to 4years old at most external facilities, daycare, day schools, or churches, typically costs between $600 -$1200 a month, per child for full-time care, and can be more for extended care.

We are grateful to Ronald McDonald House for providing the grant which provided the outdoor play area equipment, turf, and canopy. Lifeline Family Center thanks the Kiwanis Chapters of Cape Coral, The Cape Coral Community Foundation, and The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee for their enduring support which has helped maintain this program for young mothers and their children.