The Finland Community Nature Childcare is Very Close to Opening!

You may have heard already that the Finland Community Nature Childcare has been working with Lake County to
acquire a lease for the currently unused County Forestry House, located right in Finland, between the DNR  building and the Fire Hall, on the north side of Highway 1.

Friends of Finland has incubated this project from an idea proposed at meetings, to the hard work of the project champions Elli King and Randall Walz, as it has grown to become a committee of interested folks who will now become a Board of Directors for the childcare as it spins off into its own nonprofit organization.

One of the most beautiful things to watch with this project has been the support from the community as it has slowly become a reality. Funding from the Lloyd K Johnson Foundation, the Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, the support of Crystal Bay Township and Lake County, as well as private donations, are a huge part of making this thing happen, but the support and input from families and community members has been vital as well.

Working together is powerful! Way to go Finland Community Nature Childcare! We wish you success.

Opening date is yet to be determined, but the group is hoping for March of 2021.

Contact Childcare Director Elli King for more information and/or to be put on a list for an application for
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