METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Construction crews are close to concluding work on a new 10,000-square-foot day care center that is expected to open in the coming weeks at the Marlborough Hills mixed-use development.
Crews broke ground on the new Learning Experience Child Development Center in mid-December and are “mostly finished with construction,” said Michael Coffman, project manager.
While an official opening date has not been finalized, Coffman anticipates the new Learning Experience Child Development Center will begin welcoming children within the next couple weeks. A sign outside the facility says the center is now enrolling students.
“It should be opening imminently,” said Coffman.
The Center operates more than 150 schools across the country, including 12 in Massachusetts. The new Marlborough location will feature classrooms that will be able to house upwards of 180 children and outdoor playgrounds, said Coffman.
Children as young as a few months old up to age seven can attend the center, said Coffman.
The facility will have 40 parking spaces, but unlike an elementary school there are no set drop-off and pick-up times. Most students will be dropped off between 6:30 and 9 a.m. and picked up between noon and 6:30 p.m., said Coffman.
City officials approved plans for the day care center last fall.
Marlborough Hills currently houses GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Quest Diagnostics, a 153-room Hilton Garden Inn and an Avalon Bay apartment complex. Officials have described the day care center a fantastic complement to the campus, saying it will allow those who work at the two businesses to conveniently drop off their children, go to work and pick them up at the end of the day without leaving the campus.
The mixed-use development is located at the site of the former Hewlett-Packard campus on Forest Street. Along with the businesses, hotel and apartment complex, officials are planning to attract other retailers.
This article by Jeff Malachowski originally appeared here.