A new Celebree school is coming to Reston, Virginia, next year.
Families are invited to a groundbreaking on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the school’s location, 11109 Sunset Hills Road, Unit 150.
Refreshments and activities will be provided, and prospective families will be able to meet franchisee Josephine Kibe-Johnson. To RSVP, contact Ali Kraus at 410-404-4837.
Celebree School of Reston has a projected opening date in the first quarter of 2022.
The for-profit school will serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children with a learning model focused on community and educating the whole child. Summer camps will also be offered.
“We love the area,” Kibe-Johnson says, noting that she saw a need for child care amid rising economic growth in Reston and an upward trend in the housing market.
When considering schools for a franchise opportunity, she found Celebree’s education model the most impressive.
“We were amazed with the creative curriculum that is followed at Celebree that offers tailored lessons to meet the unique needs of children—curriculum that is comprehensive, based on research and provides developmentally appropriate content for children with different skills and back grounds,” she says.
Each Celebree franchise has a customized education model that addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of children and cultivates skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, at any early age.
The first Celebree School opened in Ellicott City in 1994 as a learning center and expanded to five Maryland counties and Delaware by 2007.
In 2016, founder Richard Huffman began developing a franchise model to allow the school’s footprint to grow more quickly. That model kicked off in 2019. Celebree now has 26 corporate schools and 50 franchise licenses currently in motion.
Huffman’s goal is to reach 100 new schools by 2025.