Crews will soon begin construction on the much-anticipated Wellston Child Care Center. The Wellston Child Care Center will provide high-quality, early childhood education services that are adjacent to St. Louis County’s main workforce training facility, the Metropolitan Education & Training (MET) Center and mass transit at the Wellston MetroLink Station.
“This is important for Wellston, the surrounding communities and in a larger sense, St. Louis as a whole,” said St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley. “The research is there to prove if you invest in a child’s education, you are securing their future and the economic future of the region.”
|Groundbreaking for the new Wellston Child Care Center (St. Louis County Economic Council President, Denny Coleman and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley).|
Slated to open in fall of 2014, the child care center is located in the heart of Wellston. For a neighborhood currently lacking options for quality early childhood education, the center will come as a welcome addition for working parents. It will become the community’s only licensed, accredited, center-based, early childhood education facility.
“My goal is to bring the highest quality educational opportunities to this community. The dollars we invest in these children will deliver benefits for years to come,” said Carolyn Seward, executive director of Family Workforce Centers of America, the operator of the center. “It’s a two-generation approach that delivers resources to the parents and the kids to help working families achieve greater success.”