June 10, 2014

New Preschool Fills Void in Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

by Monica Scott GRAND RAPIDS, MI – For three years, the Roosevelt Child Development Center has sat vacant in the family-oriented Roosevelt Park neighborhood. But this […]
June 10, 2014

Kindergarten Readiness: Vulnerable Grand Rapids Neighborhoods Targeted for Free Preschools

by Monica Scott GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A tuition-free preschool will open this fall in the heart of the Roosevelt Park neighborhood to help ensure children […]
June 10, 2014

ELNC’s First ‘Little School’ Opens to get Vulnerable Grand Rapids’ Kids Kindergarten-Ready

by Monica Scott GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative today opened the first in an expected series of free “Little Schools or La Escuelitas” focused […]
June 10, 2014

Aquinas Professor Awarded for Service to Underprivileged Children

By: John Wofford ‘13 Members of the Aquinas College School of Education often describe what’s called “the Aquinas Difference:” the distinct learning opportunities, passionate faculty, and practical approach […]
June 10, 2014

Grand Rapids Board Unanimously Approves Leasing Roosevelt School to Nonprofit for a Preschool

by Monica Scott GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids school board tonight unanimously approved a lease agreement with theEarly Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) to operate a […]
June 10, 2014

ELNC Prepares Children for Kindergarten and Life

By Heidi Stukkie   When Dr. Nkechy Ezeh was growing up in Nigeria as a child, they didn’t have any early childhood learning opportunities like they do […]
June 10, 2014

ELNC Receives Donation from Otterbase

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 6, 2012) – OtterBase, a leading supplemental staffing company, today announced that it has selected Amway as its client of choice to […]
June 10, 2014

Keller Foundation Supports ELNC Fatherhood Program

June 2012- Keller Foundation awarded ELNC a grant in the amount $10,000 to support its Fatherhood Programs in the Central Neighborhood. The primary focus of the […]
June 10, 2014

ELNC Partners with AVANCE Inc.

June 2012- A blossoming partnership between The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) and AVANCE (ah-vahn-ceh) will give high-need Grand Rapids families access to parent-child education services. […]