At 9 a.m. on June 23, the Collier County Commissioners are making a proclamation honoring Franny Kain, Executive Director of Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, who is retiring this month.

Some of Franny’s many accomplishments in her nine years include:

  • Moving Fun Time from a dilapidated double wide trailer to a new state-of-the-art schoolhouse;
  • Increasing enrollment from 36 preschoolers in 2006 to a maximum of 84 in the new building;
  • Receiving a perfect score from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders for achieving all quality markers and standards for exceptional preschools.

Fun Time is celebrating 55 years in the River Park Community with a mission of providing safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of low income working families and to prepare the children for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn.

At least 14 GNLers are current or past board members, and each and every one will miss her. Thanks to Franny for a such a great job!

Note: the Commission Chambers are located on the third floor of the Administration Building (F) at 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples FL 34112