Today is the first day of the resumption of the ELL (English Language Learners) Class here at the Church of Peace. Whenever something is beginning one hopes for a good attendance. And above is teacher Rachel with a fair sized group in the fellowship hall of the church. The extra feature of this particular class is that there is childcare provided for children too young for Head Start and school. So children are in appropriate childcare while parents are receiving instruction.
This program is part of Lights On for Learning, and is a collaboration with Church of Peace, Rock Island School District 41, the Regional Office of Education, the Rock Island Library and Blackhawk College. It is a way of meeting the needs of new immigrants who live in our neighborhood and seeks to strengthen the educational experience of children in school.