Teacher Meli Bandera from Ameri Corps plays with Ahmed Abdelaziz in the new preschool space at the Robinson Community Learning Center. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
The Robinson Community Learning Center’s early childhood program is now a licensed preschool program in Indiana, allowing it to accept voucher students and participate in the state’s child care quality and rating system as a reference for parents and a pathway to accreditation.
“This is the culmination of a decade-long dream to serve the youngest members of our community in such a high-quality, state-of-the-art learning environment,” said Jennifer Knapp Beudert, manager of the RCLC. “We are so grateful to our Notre Dame and community partners for making our vision a reality.”
The early childhood program was established in 2011 as a companion to the South Bend Community School…