Children's Learning Adventure, under construction at
The center is open to children ages 6 weeks through 12 years, and it has specialized programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and before- and after-school care, company officials said.
"The facility will just be fantastic," he said. "It's as big as
"This was exactly what we were looking for," McGrail said. "It's a good, quality development that will serve the needs of citizens. With so many new young families, there's room for additional places like this, and it enhances our reputation as a place where people want to live."
"Children's Learning Adventure is a great example of the quality commercial development this
The center will also feature a computer lab, a television studio, a garden, a library, a gym, and "culinary and homework study coves," said
"Our approach is much closer to that of a private school than your typical child-care center," he said. "Children have specific learning opportunities in each of [the center's] specialty rooms."
The curriculum, called Lifetime Adventures, focuses on physical growth and cognitive and social-emotional development, and it incorporates the family into learning. Children can interact with peers and adults while engaging in real-life experiences, according to the website.
Teachers are trained in child development and will have education specialists to assist them, Sodja said.
"We are looking for loving, energetic teachers who want to make a difference," Sodja said.
The center will have an advanced security system with a front-door fingerprint scanner and a personal identification number for parents. Parents also must log in to a computer for drop-off and pickup and can watch their child's progress through 10 monitors at the front desk.
Sodja would not discuss the cost of attending the center, and no information is available on the Children's Learning Adventure website.
The company has 14 other locations in the state, including in
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