Shovels in hand, U-GRO Learning Centres’ students took an important step today in adding a new early education childcare center to the Brownstown-Akron-Ephrata community. Along with U-GRO’s president and CEO Greg Holsinger and construction partner Benchmark Construction’s Founder and Chairman of the Board, Robert Brandt Jr., the students put shovels to soil and symbolically broke ground. The construction project, located near Schaum’s corner, neighbors Benchmark Construction’s corporate headquarters, at 4121 Oregon Pike.
A spring 2020 opening is targeted for the 15,000 square-foot facility, which will provide state-of-the-art learning classrooms and an 1,800 square-foot indoor play space and a custom-designed 12,000 square-foot outdoor playground. Up to 150 children will be served daily through full-and part-time programs for ages 6 weeks to 8 years. As U-GRO’s 14th location in central Pennsylvania, the $3 million project is planned to employ up to 32 full- or part-time employees.
“We are very excited to bring U-GRO’s expertise in early childhood education to families of the Brownstown, Akron, Ephrata communities and to the Conestoga Valley School District with convenient access from routes 222 and 272,” said Holsinger. “With kindergarten-readiness scores averaging an impressive 94.8% over the past five years, our exceptional team of educators and this outstanding facility will help us to provide the best possible start in life for even more children in south-central Pennsylvania.”
U-GRO Learning Centres is the leading early childhood education provider in Central Pennsylvania, offering infant, toddler, preschool and before- and after-school programs at 13 locations for more than 1,900 children daily.
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