July 31, 2015

Free Preschool Spotlight: Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

We all know that Success Starts Early!  As high quality preschool is one of the most critical factors that determines a child’s success, we at First Steps […]
July 23, 2015


An old, broken down playground on the southwest side of Grand Rapids, Mich. taunted neighborhood children with thoughts of unrealized fun for more than two years. […]
July 23, 2015

ELNC Receives $10,000 from the Chemical Bank Foundation

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Chemical Bank Foundation, one more ELNC Preschool Classroom will be well supplied and ready to go on the first […]
July 23, 2015

ELNC Receives $20,000 from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

ELNC received a MAJOR gift of $20,000 from Doug and Nancy Slade through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We appreciate this gift and the message it […]
July 23, 2015

New playground gets built in six hours

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – After long anticipation the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative cut the opening ribbon on their new playground. Led by KaBOOM!, Amway brought in over 150 […]
July 23, 2015

FOX 17 – Volunteers build new playground in SW Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Kids on Grand Rapids’ southwest side will be getting a new playground today. More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Early Learning Neighborhood […]