NorthPointe Christian and Vista Springs Launch “Industry Leading” Intergenerational Preschool | Community Spirit
Vista Springs LLC and NorthPointe Christian Schools have joined missions to create a unique Intergenerational Preschool opportunity located within the senior living community of Vista Springs Riverside Gardens, at 2420 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI.
NorthPointe Christian Intergenerational Preschool to Open Fall, 2017 at Vista Springs Riverside Gardens
This new Intergenerational Preschool, just blocks from NorthPointe Christian Elementary School, will bridge generation gaps and allow children and Vista Springs community members to meet regularly during the school year to read, write, do arts and crafts, play songs and share stories with one another. The vision of this educational experience is to create learning skills for NorthPointe preschool students while providing healthy “Full of Life” experiences for Vista Springs Community Members. These students will learn in a bright classroom setting, with a NorthPointe teacher and teacher aid, while engaging in a multitude of hands-on activities. Early childhood academic standards will be taught through authentic learning and discovery experiences that include intentional intergenerational interactions.
“The mission of Vista Springs is to transform and enhance the aging experience while making lives happier and healthier. Because of this dynamic partnership with NorthPointe Christian Schools, we believe this will be a truly unique opportunity for beneficial engagement and broader perspectives for preschoolers and our Community Members,” said Lou Andriotti, CEO of Vista Springs LLC.
"NorthPointe Christian looks forward with great anticipation to watching our youngest students learn and grow in their preschool classroom at Vista Springs Riverside Gardens! The relationships developed through this intergenerational partnership will impact our students for a lifetime and bring a dynamic new element to the community members at Vista Springs." added Kari Huckaby, Principal of NorthPointe Christian Elementary & Preschool.
Vista Springs Riverside Gardens was constructed in 2015 from the formerly retired Riverside Elementary School. This exciting repurposing endeavor is now a thriving senior living community offering next generation assisted living programs with 5-star resort amenities.
For more information on this announcement, please contact:
Jane Hennip, Managing Partner
Vista Springs Riverside Gardens | 616.288.0427 | Gayle.Califf@VistaSpringsLiving.com
Kate Hilts, Admissions
NorthPointe Christian Elementary and Preschool | 616-363-4869 ext. 256 | firstname.lastname@example.org