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Kids ‘N Us Early Learning School has grand opening

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Far left in black blazer is owner Lori Blades, left middle in red sweater is Mayor Pam Pruitt, right middle holding scissors is CEO Amber Burnett, and far right in black blazer is marketing specialist Dakota Johnson. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.
Far left in black blazer is owner Lori Blades, left middle in red sweater is Mayor Pam Pruitt, right middle holding scissors is CEO Amber Burnett, far right in black blazer is Marketing Specialist Dakota Johnson, and next right is Enrollment Specialist Taylor Fiorini in red blouse. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

Mill Creek’s newest early learning center conducted their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Mayor Pam Pruitt was on hand to welcome the new business to the city.

Kids ‘N Us – Mill Creek is located in the brand-new Mill Creek Vista Park commercial development at 16701 9th Avenue SE, just south of the QFC shopping center.

Kids ‘N Us is a local company with five other schools in Skagit and Snohomish Counties. They are family owned and have been in operation since 1988.

According to their website they offer day care and early learning services for infants through 12-year-olds, “Our program is designed to meet the needs of each child birth to twelve years old. Our program components support each child’s learning through developmentally appropriate practices and hands on activities.”

Mill Creek Vista Park’s three buildings have been under construction since early 2016. At the present time only the 14,500 square foot Kids ‘N Us building is operational, but the second building, which will be for office and warehouse uses, is almost complete.

A walking path along Penny Creek from the Mill Creek Commons on Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527) to 9th Avenue SE was constructed as part of Mill Creek Vista Park’s development.

Stormwater from the new development is collected in underground infiltration ponds to be slowly released.

In addition, full-width frontage improvements including a sidewalk and fire hydrant along 9th Avenue SE were constructed as part of the development.

 Richard Van Winkle.

Kids 'N Us Early Learning Center after ribbon cutting. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.

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