Updated: 08/12/2014 9:50 PM
Created: 08/12/2014 11:18 AM WDIO.com
The Building Blocks Learning Center has been a labor of love for years. And Holly and Luke Petrich are excited that they are going to be opening their doors, on September 2nd.
"It's been a passion of mine to work with children. I have a master's in education, and my husband has his MBA. We thought, how can we combine love of kids and business, and give back to the community? And here it is," Holly explained.
They hope to help all kinds of families, since not everyone works 9-5, Monday-Friday. The center will be open 7 days a week. "We're near the 148th Fighter Wing, and we hope to be able to help families during drill weekends."
Their facility is quite large, and located near the airport off of Haines Road. They have an infant room, toddler area, and large pre-school section with multiple rooms.
The staff will focus on kindergarten readiness. "We are working on aligning our curriculum with the Duluth Public Schools and their Head-Start program," Holly said.
Luke added, "We want to make the transition as smooth as possible, from here to kindergarten, and hopefully even give the kids an extra leg up."
The infant room is full, but there are still openings for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
There is an open house next Thursday, the 21st, from 7-8:30pm, for kids to meet their teachers.
www.buildingblocksduluth.com or 218-722-2252
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