Giving a hand to the many helping hands that kept Learning Bridge open since July 6, 2020. (RoundTable photo)

July 6 was the one-year anniversary of the reopening of Learning Bridge Early Education Center. The preschool, like all Illinois schools, had closed in March by order of Governor J.B. Pritzker. When preschools could open as part of Phase 3 of the Governor’s plan, Learning Bridge welcomed back nearly 70 students. Children and staff adjusted to the protocols such as mask-wearing and temperature checks, and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 from the preschool. Earlier this month, the children cut out and decorated their handprints that adorn the decorative pickets that lead to the front steps of the building at 1840 Asbury Ave. – a public thank you for a year of
safety and education.

A story on how Learning Bridge reopened after the mandated 17-week shutdown can be found at One Preschool’s Story of Re-Opening in the Pandemic.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...