Gene Jones has more than 29 years of history with the YMCA.
Sunshine Education Academy will serve children from six weeks of age through voluntary prekindergarten.
The new 10,000-square-foot building will include a 12-classroom preschool for children ranging from infants to 5 years old.
Venice's SKY Family YMCA has secured a new deal to acquire the Charlotte County Family YMCA, which includes child care centers and fitness facilities in North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.