In 1973, Janice Holsinger founded the first U-GRO Learning Centre in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Janice’s dream was to incorporate her background in music and art into a positive educational program for young children. Working with a local church and teachers who shared her passion for helping children grow and develop into bright students, Janice created a community of engaged parents and children at U-GRO.
After joining his mother’s enterprise in 1994, Greg Holsinger focused on innovative education, service, modern facilities and high performing teams to help U-GRO become the premier provider of early childhood and preschool education in Central Pennsylvania. Four decades after the first Learning Centre opened its doors, U-GRO has grown to 11 locations and serves more than 1,400 children.
U-GRO has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies; was named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by the Central Penn Business Journal; and has been voted Best Childcare Provider by area families in Central Penn Parent Magazine, Lancaster County Magazine and Lebanon Daily News.