Grant Community Nursery School

CONTACT: Betsy Nelson

Grant Community Nursery School (GCNS) serves and empowers families by providing an early start program for preschool age children. The school is a nonprofit outreach that welcomes, at no cost, all children.

GCNS is located in Community Covenant Church (CCC), and began over 39 years ago as a collaborative effort of St. Stephen’s and CCC.

Excluding the Head Teacher and Van Driver, all workers are volunteers many of whom come from our parish.

This collaborative effort is one of the longest operating and, quite possibly, the first joint-sponsored child care initiative in the Near-Northside Minneapolis area. The program focus, then and now, is to introduce children to school readiness skills in a safe, supportive, healthy environment.

Volunteer opportunities with GCNS are on-going. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us in the classroom on weekday morning on a regular or substitute volunteer basis.