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About IMPACT

IMPACT provide’s a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment for all preschool-aged children

The Impact Mission

The mission of IMPACT is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment for all preschool-aged children as well as in-home instruction for the parents of infants and toddlers with special needs.

Teacher and students

What Makes IMPACT Unique

The IMPACT program philosophy embraces each child’s unique abilities, interests, and strengths in a variety of settings that values the individual’s progress at his or her own rate. Children engage in stimulating educational experiences that promote communication skills, social/emotional, physical, and cognitive development providing them with tools to become life-long learners.

Kids making icecream art
Teacher and students

Who is IMPACT?

IMPACT is a private, not for profit organization, focused on the advancement of children ages birth to 5.

IMPACT for Developmental Education, Inc. was formed by a group of parents in 1979 out of a need to provide services and supports for children with special needs. Over the years IMPACT has changed with the needs of the community. At present IMPACT provides early intervention services to children birth through age 5 through contracts with Early Steps and the Lee County School System. Home services of Early Intervention Specialists are provided to children birth through 3. Two preschool locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral serve children 3-5 through the Lee County School System Pre-K ESE program and is open to the community for Full-Time & Part-Time Preschool. IMPACT is run by an Executive Director and a highly qualified support staff who are directed by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the mission of the organization. IMPACT is a United Way Partner Agency. Supported by Lee County Department of Human Services, Lee County Schools, Fort Myers CASP, Southwest Florida & Cape Coral Community Foundations, Fort Myers PILOT Club, and various private and community agencies & donors. Child Development Centers are licensed by Florida Department of Children & Families

Our Partners

The IMPACT Directors, Teachers, and Therapists

IMPACT is run by an Executive Director and a highly qualified support staff who are directed by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the mission of the organization.

Kathy Beehler

Executive Director

Madeline Bravo

Program Director

Angela Carlson

Teacher, Cape Coral

Corine Hernandez

Teacher, Fort Myers

Veronica Anderson

Teacher Assistant, Fort Myers

Priscilla Draper

Teacher Assistant, Cape Coral

Christine Gorski

Occupational Therapist

Lorraine Guile

Speech & Language Pathologist

Linda Herrera

Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Jean Leopold

Infant Toddler
Developmental Specialist

Sara Al Nooh

Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Olga Rodriguez

Infant Toddler
Developmental Specialist

Our Board of Directors

IMPACT is run by an Executive Director and a highly qualified support staff who are directed by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the mission of the organization.

Ronald Edenfield

Board Chairman

Mike Rohrbacher

Board Vice Chairman

Pamela Wagner

Secretary

Melinda Pittman

Director

Brandon Johnson

Director

Cherie Horner

Director

Roseann Albertario

Director

Maxine Damali Gibbs

Director