(BROWNSTOWN)— U-GRO Learning Centres’ state-of-the-art facility, with one-of-a-kind playgrounds officially opened its doors to the Brownstown community on Monday, June 15th. Located off routes 222 and 272, U-GRO Learning Centres’ newest facility will serve up to 150 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers daily, as well as school age children for summer camp and before-and after-school programming.
The 15,000 square-foot center built by neighboring Benchmark Construction, features 10 modern learning classrooms, an 1,800 square-foot indoor play space and a custom-designed 12,000 square-foot outdoor playground. Children ages six weeks to eight years old will be daily served through full-and part-time programs. A $3 million investment in the community, the center is expected 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,” said Greg Holsinger, U-GRO Learning Centres’ president and CEO. “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.”
In addition to their state-of-the-art facilities and curriculum, U-GRO also stands out for its safe centers. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, U-GRO launched its COVID-Ready Centers initiative, which includes enhanced cleaning procedures using hospital-grade disinfectant, daily temperature screenings of team members and children, and the wearing of masks by all team members.
With COVID-19 safety precautionary measures in place, an open house for interested families is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th from 9 to 11 AM. Children and families will have the opportunity to see classrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas, and learn more about enrollment for summer and fall.
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 14 locations for more than 1,900 children daily.