Early Learning Center Construction
Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center
In January of 2020, Mt. Healthy City School District Board of Education held two critical votes for an Early Learning Center (ELC). The first vote was to fund a preschool-kindergarten building, and the second was to build on the former Rex Ralph school site. Community members and staff were pleased to hear the approval of a long-awaited Early Learning Center which is anticipated to serve approximately 233 preschool and kindergarten students. During the presentation, Supt. Dr. Reva Cosby explained the need for the new building. After the vote she commented, “We have been working on providing this opportunity for our youngest students for awhile. I am excited for the families in Mt. Healthy. We want to be sure our children start school prepared to learn.”
The new Early Learning Center will bring relief to the overcrowding in each of the elementary schools and provide space for wrap-around services. As the district continues to grow, there is an increasing need for onsite resources such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and mental health services. The new preschool - kindergarten building will accommodate these and other identified needed services.
In addition, the district will be able to increase preschool enrollment and provide optimal early learning environments in preschool and kindergarten classes. The next step in the process will be to form a building design committee to ensure we include all of the necessities and most up to date features for student success.
The Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center Moves Forward Into the Building Phase
Excitement is beginning to grow for The Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center. Construction for the building enters a new phase this week as the district moves forward with the building. SHP Architects and Mark Spaulding Construction Company, the newly chosen construction company, will break ground during the week of September 14, 2020 at the site of the former Rex Ralph building on Adams Road. The new center for Mt. Healthy preschool and kindergarten students will take about a year to build and would be set to open for the 2021-22 school year. The building will be of great benefit for Mt. Healthy families as it will open up a number of preschool spaces for children in the community as well as to provide more specialized instruction for the younger students. Stay up to date as the district continues to share progress of the building as well as many other activities happening in the Mt. Healthy City School District. Follow us as we “grow together.”