ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR INFINITE POTENTIAL LEARNING CENTER
St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 28, 2011) - St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and members of City Council, will gather to celebrate the one year anniversary of Infinite Potential Learning Center at 2250 62 Avenue South on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. with the owners Kori and Twanna Monroe. At the conclusion of the program, a ribbon cutting will take place at the entrance of the facility. The media and interested public are invited. The hours of operation at the Infinite Potential Learning Center are Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 pm for 2 to 5 year olds and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for infants to 1 year olds.
After several years of teaching in Pinellas County Schools, Twanna discovered that what distinguished one child from another was not ability, but access; access to opportunities, access to resources, and access to love. Most importantly, she learned that most of the children that lived in poverty lacked early childhood language (i.e. songs, rhymes, real world connections, and a variety of reading literature). Her fundamental belief is with the proper guidance, support, and love- every child will learn and reach their maximum learning potential. This revelation inspired Twanna to seek other alternatives to impact the lives of children.
Targeting newborn through six year olds, Twanna opened Infinite Potential Learning Center in 2010. At first this school looks like any other day-care center with a parade of infants through four-year-olds, but this school has an ambitious program. The mission of Infinite Potential Learning Center is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment for preschool and school age children. Their focus is to present hands-on, stimulating early care and educational experiences which promote each child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. The teachers are determined to ensure that each child has a solid foundation prior to entering kindergarten. Twanna stated that "the opening of this unique Learning Center is the fulfillment of a dream." The Learning Center is currently at capacity but is accepting applications for summer enrollment.
Mayor Foster stated "I am extremely proud to watch this business grow from its inception one year ago. It provides both a solid educational foundation for the children in our community and good jobs for the teachers that are employed at the Center." This is another event and business assisted by the city of St. Petersburg Business Assistance Center in collaboration with Transportation & Parking, Police, Zoning, Permitting, Parks and Recreation, and the Marketing Departments. Refreshments will be served after the ribbon cutting.