Guthrie and community partners celebrate opening of Early Learning Center in Sayre

Guthrie, along with U-GRO Learning Centres and Discover the World Children’s Center, celebrated the grand opening of Foundations Early Learning Center. Foundations is located at 1000 North Elmer Avenue, across from the Guthrie Pediatrics Center, and offers an additional childcare option in Sayre.

Lisa Scheftic, Executive Director and Operator, Foundations Early Learning Center said, “We are excited to welcome our new Foundations families into the center and start working to have a positive impact on the lives of the children enrolled in our program. We look forward to being a trusted source of childcare within the community for years to come.”

Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, President and CEO, Guthrie said, “As a major employer in the region, we know first-hand that one of the major challenges of balancing work and family is finding quality programs for children. By partnering with local and regional experts, this new center provides not only an exceptional early childhood experience, but a foundation for success that will carry children through their K-12 years.”  

The 4.5-million-dollar project includes:   

·   15,000 square-foot facility 

·   10 modern, bright and open classrooms  

·   1,800 square-foot indoor play space 

·   Custom-designed 12,000 square-foot outdoor playground  

·   Advanced classroom technology 

·   Life skills programs 

·   Secure access and building perimeter