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WGVU By Leaps & Bounds
00000179-f232-de1b-a9f9-f2fa97a20003Investments in high-quality early childhood care, education, and support programs do more than help children – they also strengthen our workforce and economy. How are communities in West and Southwest Michigan approaching prevention and early intervention in these systems of care? How do the programs benefit children, families, care and education providers, businesses, and taxpayers? Where are the gaps, and how do we fill them? Come along as we take a closer look.

By Leaps & Bounds: Supporting Families, Two Generations at a Time

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) provides high-quality early care and education programs in vulnerable neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, and is a model of a continuum of early childhood education services both in Kent County and the State of Michigan. From programs that support early learners to programming that supports families and advocacy work, ELNC partners within the communities they serve to ensure children are ready for kindergarten.

Here from ELNC to discuss their work in support of families are Tara Gwamna, Family Engagement Manager, and Celeste Johnson, Family Coach. To learn more, visit: https://www.elncgr.org/ , To learn more, visit ELNC’s webpage https://www.elncgr.org/ or follow ELNC on social media on Facebook www.facebook.com/EarlyLearningNeighborhoodCollaborative , on Instagram elncgr , or on Twitter @elncgr.

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.
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