Partner Schools

Green Bay Early Childhood Center


The Green Bay Early Childhood Center (ECC) in North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 (CUSD 187) opened in the fall of 2015 to provide a learning environment that fosters the social, emotional and academic growth needed to propel the youngest members of the North Chicago community forward on a successful journey, k-12 and beyond. The ECC serves children, age three-five, and currently has 289 students enrolled. North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) is excited to work alongside the ECC staff, and to mobilize the broader community, so all children receive the quality education they deserve. We hope you will consider joining us in this important work.

Lunch Buddies

Patient and caring individuals are needed to eat lunch with the kiddos at the ECC. The focus for volunteers during this time is on modeling and reinforcing appropriate lunchtime etiquette and developing language and vocabulary. All volunteers will be trained by an ECC staff member, and any necessary materials will be supplied. Lunch support is needed Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Naptime Helpers

Patient and caring volunteers are needed to help supervise naptime at the ECC. Volunteers will be provide support to the teacher in maintaining a calm and restful environment, and will quietly read to children having trouble falling asleep. All volunteers will be trained by an ECC staff member, and any necessary materials will be supplied. Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00-12:00, 11:30-12:30 or 12:00-1:00

Volunteers can choose to support as either just Lunch Buddies, or just Naptime Helpers, OR, can pair up with a particular class, eat lunch with them and follow them to naptime. The first option allows volunteers to commit based off of their particular area of interest and/or availability, the later structure provides a great opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the students and teachers in a particular class. If committing to support lunch and naptime for a particular class, the schedule would be as follows: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (lunch, bathroom, nap), 11:00-12:30 (lunch, bathroom, nap) or 11:30-1:00 (lunch, bathroom, nap)