One of Maplewood's newest businesses will open in September. The Learning Academy of South Orange and Maplewood will be located at 487 Valley Street across the street from Columbia High School. The Learning Academy will offer preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, after school programs, and dance, yoga and theater for children.
"The Learning Academy is unequivocally filled with compassion, love, understanding, and childhood academics", said owner and director Susan Barr. "The staff is well informed, friendly, and educated".
According to Barr, a grand opening celebration will take place on August 31 from 1pm to 3pm.
The Learning Academy will fill one of several vacant buildings on Valley Street in Maplewood. Spaces which used to contain the News-Record, Seafood Palace, and Little Angels Literacy Program remain vacant. Blue Life Karate Center used to be located in the Learning Academy building, before moving to Springfield Avenue. The 31 bus, which connects Maplewood with Newark Penn Station, runs along Valley Street.
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