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Lemon Grove School District Breaks Ground on New Early Childhood Education Center

Lemon Grove School District Breaks Ground on New Early Childhood Education Center

The Lemon Grove School District held groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the highly anticipated Early Childhood Education Center at the Palm Campus.

"We are thrilled to embark on this visionary project that will elevate Lemon Grove's educational landscape," stated Melvetta Owens, director of early childhood education with the Lemon Grove School District. "The Early Childhood Education Center at the Palm Campus underscores our dedication to creating a nurturing environment where children can flourish academically, emotionally, and socially."

Designed for up to 380 students, the facility will provide an ideal environment for early childhood development. It includes 16 classrooms, a versatile multipurpose room, a well-appointed library building, and an administration facility. The center's design aims to foster holistic growth among young learners. As part of the district's commitment to sustainability, the facility will integrate solar panels and car charging stations into the parking lot, promoting energy efficiency and savings.

Partnering with industry leaders Van Pelt Construction Services, CORE Construction, CONAN Construction, AMS, and PBK Architects, Lemon Grove School District has embarked on an ambitious venture to establish a state-of-the-art early childhood education center, with an investment of $38 million. This 31,080-square-foot modular transitional kindergarten campus is in eastern Lemon Grove. 

During the ceremony, attendees heard speeches from key representatives of the school district as well as construction and architecture companies, highlighting the vision and significance of this innovative project. The district's "Little Lemons" – the students who embody this educational endeavor – also performed.

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