Learning Grove

Learning Grove develops and supports innovative quality learning experiences that empower children, youth, and families across diverse communities.

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Established: 2020

Mission: Learning Grove develops and supports innovative quality learning experiences that empower children, youth, and families across diverse communities.

Serving Our Community:

On January 1, 2020, Cincinnati Early Learning Centers (CELC) and Children, Inc. (CI), both organizations known for their work in early childhood education, joined efforts to become Learning Grove. Learning Grove’s rich history started over 40 years ago, and today serves nearly 7,000 families in Ohio and Kentucky.

Learning Grove provides innovative and holistic programming to children and families prenatally through college and career-readiness. We are the largest nonprofit provider of highquality early care and education programs in the region; providing year-round, full day, high-quality childhood education to nurture children’s lifelong success. Our other prominent services include before and after school care, parent engagement and support, professional coaching, and college/career planning.

Leadership:

Shannon Starkey-Taylor, CEO
Patti Gleason, COO
Jim Hood, CFO
Patti Craig, VP of Programs, Kentucky
Tracey Rowe, VP of Programs, Ohio
Helen Mattheis, VP of Advancement
Deanna Lane, VP of Outside Services
Elizabeth Fricke, VP of Human Resources & Marketing
Lori Zombek, Board Chair
Austin Musser, Board VP
Josh Ruth, Board Treasurer
Shawntay Mallory, Board Secretary

Other Ways to Help:

Your donation goes a long way to ensure the academic success of the smallest members of our community. Childcare is not only essential for child development but also provides critical workforce supports for entire families.

In addition to financial support, Learning Grove would also benefit from:

  • Donations of toys and resources to our Early Childhood Education Centers
  • Donations to our Annual Holiday Toy Drive
  • Donations to our Food and Clothing Pantry
  • Support of our annual gala, Gala in the Grove
  • Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media

333 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 431-2075
www.learning-grove.org

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