MOPS Moms Group Aims To Educate Preschool Moms About Future Schooling Options With First-Ever School Expo
NAPLES, FL – April 16, 2014 – As Naples area school options continue to grow, giving local families more variety and choices in education for their children, MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) of Naples, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and supporting Naples area mothers of children ages newborn to five, will be hosting its first-ever School Expo featuring public, private, charter and home schooling options from across Collier County from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy.
In an effort to better inform local preschool moms about the educational choices available to their children as they approach school age, this free event, which will include breakfast and offer childcare for children ages newborn to five years old, is open to all Naples area moms of preschoolers. Due to limited seating and childcare availability, reservations are required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 5.
Representatives from various schools throughout the community, including the new charter schools, Gulf Coast Charter Academy South and Mason Classical Academy, slated for a Fall 2014 opening, as well as local private schools, homeschooling communities, and the Collier County School District, each will be giving a short presentation about their school and its philosophy and curriculum focus. Each school rep will have a table where attendees will be able to pick up informational materials and ask questions.
“Schooling our children is something most moms are passionate about. And with so many more school choices popping up around Naples, we are hearing from more and more parents wondering which option is best for their child. Many of us don’t know where to start,” said Lindsey Allen, president of MOPS of Naples.
“What is a charter school? What Christian private schools are available in the area and how much do they cost? Is homeschooling right for me? Which school zone should I live in? These are some of the questions we often hear from our moms of preschoolers as they start to think about full-time school options for their children,” added Allen. “We are hoping this School Expo will help moms better understand all that is available to them so that they can make the best educational decisions for their families.”
About MOPS of Naples
MOPS of Naples and MOPS International exist to meet the needs of every mom of a preschooler ages newborn to five – urban, suburban and rural moms; stay-at-home and working moms; teen, single and married moms – moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be. MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide a caring atmosphere for today’s mother of young children.
For more information about MOPS of Naples, visit MOPS Naples on Facebook or on the Web at www.mopsofnaples.org. The group meets at 9:15 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month throughout the school year at Center Point Community Church.