Wilmington’s newest childcare facility is beginning to take shape.
The Learning Experience, which is , remains under construction but is expected to open in July according to its owner.
During a walkthrough of the building with Wilmington Patch, Vaishali Raghoji said the final permitting work will likely get underway in about June, setting the stage for the business’ opening its doors in July.
“I really appreciate the work by the town. It was everything expected, as it was told,” said Raghoji. “We got all the permits quickly and everything was fine so far. We’ve had no issues at all to date, and we hope that continues.”
Wilmington is the latest town set to open a Learning Experience franchise, as facilities in Billerica, Chelmsford, and several other towns in the area are already up and running.
Children from six weeks to five years old can be enrolled for childcare while students in town up to eight years old are eligible for after school care. In total, the building was built to hold up to 180 children.
“I’ve gotten a good response from Wilmington. They’re inquisitive and interested to know what the business is,” said Raghoji. “I’ve also had a very good response for the staff positions. I have everybody on my list. I’m just waiting until closer to the opening, and then I’ll contact them.”
Straight through the main doors will be one of the centerpieces of the facility in addition to the classrooms. There is a space being constructed that will include a slide, ball pit and theater area.
But The Learning Experience has much more to offer than just that. There is also a Learning Experience Academic Program (L.E.A.P) curriculum that helps local youths develop a passion for education at an early age.
Residents who sign up their children before the building is opened for viewing will receive a discount. In addition, parents can set up appointments to tour other Learning Experience facilities in the region to get an idea what the business is about.
Raghoji said as the months pass, her excitment to see her business completed continues to grow.
“For over a year I’ve seen the development coming along,” she said. “It was happening step by step. There’s definitely been improvement, and everything is perfectly going on.”