Children’s Friend opens Center of Excellence at former Asa Messer School in Providence

THE ALTHEA STREET Center of Excellence opened in September in Providence’s West End neighborhood after a $6.2 million renovation. / COURTESY CHILDREN’S FRIEND
PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Children’s Friend has opened an early-childhood center in the city’s West End after a $6.2 million renovation of the former Asa Messer Elementary School. The facility, which is now called the Children’s Friend Althea Street Center of Excellence, is now providing full-day schooling to about 120 Head Start students, ages 3-5.…

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