250Welcome to the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative [ELNC] website!

ELNC is a non-profit organization that is vested in changing the current reality of vulnerable children by implementing an intentional preschool service system aimed at providing, expanding and sustaining the capacity of high quality early care and education programs in the vulnerable neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

What started in 2011 as a demonstration project, is now a replicable model that can be implemented in any community with vulnerable children. Furthermore, ELNC is now a continuum of early childhood education both in Kent County and the State of Michigan.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about the programming and education services that we offer. We invite you to partner with ELNC and share your talent and/or treasure with us.

With Love,

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
CEO / Founder



ELNC was charged with the task of “getting neighborhood kids ready for kindergarten. How have we done? We will let you be the judge of that.

Enjoy reading our 2016-2017 annual report and let us know your thoughts!