From Concept to Nature Preschool, ANCA Networks Count

Elachee Nature Science Center’s connections with ANCA were vital in helping them move from the “wouldn’t it be nice” stage to the “we need to do this” stage. After an ANCA Peer Consult in 2011 with experienced preschool and center directors providing them with energy, recommendations for locations, processes, staffing, logistics, etc., they received a grant to explore market feasibility, financial scenarios, and state licensure requirements. Armed with positive outcomes, bolstered by the ANCA consult, they kick started the idea of a capital campaign with their Board to fund both the indoor classroom renovations enhanced by the outdoor nature playscape. Today Elachee’s Nature Preschool is up and running and going strong! 

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