CONOVER – The YMCA of Catawba Valley will open a new early childhood learning center in Conover at the end of September. Serving children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, the center will be open from 6.30 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
The O. Leonard Moretz Foundation Early Learning Center will occupy a newly renovated building at 1104 Conover Blvd. Is in Conover. The grand opening and dedication ceremony are scheduled for September 22 at 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend to show their support for families and the YMCA.
“We are delighted to help meet the needs of the community – the needs of local families – with quality, affordable early learning programs that prepare children for a life of learning,” said the YMCA Executive Director. , Kara Cloninger.
The YMCA’s new Preschool Learning Center is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children in a supportive and structured environment. The 6,135 square foot facility includes six separate age-appropriate classrooms with plenty of windows and natural light, a fenced outdoor play area, a commercial kitchen that will provide 90,000 meals per year and the inclusion of Universal design guidelines suitable for users with disabilities. By creating improved housing for families, the new center will provide 15 jobs.
The development of the new O. Leonard Moretz Foundation Early Learning Center is included in the first phase of construction to modernize and expand the YMCA of Catawba Valley building portfolio.