Learning Community initiative has high hopes — and high cost
The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties hopes to consolidate child care, parental support and teacher training in a new building at 24th and Franklin Streets. The facility also will offer support to existing programs such as the preschool at Kellom Elementary, where Sheena Sanders has enrolled her son, Alijah, 3.
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 am
A new $4.6 million building is at the heart of an ambitious effort to create a comprehensive program of early childhood education and training in an impoverished Omaha neighborhood.
It's the flagship project of the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Approved for construction near 24th and Franklin Streets in north Omaha, it is intended as a test bed for programs that could be implemented around the metro area or even the state.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 am.