ALICE'S DISCOVERY CENTER is the only facility in Lake County open from 6:30 am to 12:00 midnight. Over 1400 children have cared for by Alice and Ron Finch since opening in 1995. Alice's provides a safe and nurturing enviorment that promotes physical, emotional, social cognitive needs for each child. The facility is open to children 6 weeks old to 12 years old for the after school program. Over 160 children currently receive stimulating and enriching experiences at the facility.
Entrepreneurs Alice and Ron employ over 20 people, but also enable and empower countless parents in Lake County to work, live a life of self sufficiency and be a role model for their children.
Ronald and AliceFinch are the recipients of the 2011 Most Influential African Americans of Lake County Entrepreneurship Award. They are recognized for their leadership in business startup. Alice's Discovery Center received the 2010 Child Care Center of the year and the 2009 Small Business of the year Award.
The Finch’s are very active in the community. They are members of the North Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the North Chicago Exchange Club.