Baby Scholars

Studies show that the earlier a child is exposed to a high quality learning environment, the greater their academic success is later in life.


Through Believe 2 Become community meetings in 2010 and 2011, local parents requested more ways to help their babies grow smarter. Local early childhood experts Strong Beginnings, Arbor Circle, and ELNC came together to form Baby Scholars to meet this need.

Home coaching, fun workshops and first school programs are all based on the research and proven models of Susan Landry, a nationally recognized expert in parenting and early childhood. Dr. Landry is the founder and director of the Children’s Learning Institute at University of Texas Health Science Center. 

The program is open to families with children 5 months to 5 years old who live in four B2B zones and who plan to send their children to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Program Director: Kimberly Spencer
Main: (616) 819-1406
Office: (616) 819-1413

Class in English
1250 Sigsbee SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Monday & Wednesday: 9am-11:30am

Tuesday & Thursday: 4pm-7pm

Contact: Kimberly Spencer
Email: kimberly@elncgr.org
Phone: (616) 819-1406
Clases en Español
Monday & Wednesday: 4-7 PM at Early Learning Center, 641 Vries St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tuesday & Thursday:  9-11:30am at SEAC, 1250 Sigsbee SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Contact: Emiliana Urbina
Email: emiliana@elncgr.org
Phone: 616 430-7314