ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

DSU leases Strom Center to local pre-school

Dickinson State University's Strom Center will soon have students there -- just not college students. DSU has leased the building to Learning Ladder Preschool of Dickinson, the university said in a statement on Friday. "Our commitment in regards ...

2422001+0329 Strom 3.jpg
The Strom Center is pictured in March 2016. Press Photo by Dustin Monke.

Dickinson State University’s Strom Center will soon have students there -- just not college students.

DSU has leased the building to Learning Ladder Preschool of Dickinson, the university said in a statement on Friday.

“Our commitment in regards to use of the facility was to ensure that any program or entity using the building would serve the needs of the community,” DSU President Thomas Mitzel said.

Alyssa Kuntz, a DSU alumna and owner of Learning Ladder Preschool, offers classes to children ages 3-5. She said her future plans include increasing staff, adding preschool classes and eventually offering childcare services for children ages 0-12 by October.

A part of the preschool’s contract with DSU, faculty, staff and students will be given priority in application and waitlist openings.

ADVERTISEMENT

Enrollment for the DSU community will begin mid-September with enrollment opening to the public shortly thereafter.

Families will have an opportunity to tour the facility and meet the staff during the application process and again at a grand opening that will be announced in the near future. The Dickinson Chamber of Commerce is also planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony to take place at Learning Ladder Preschool’s new location at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22.

Related Topics: DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY
What To Read Next
State lawmakers hear from both sides as parents and educators weigh in on the potential impact of the bill
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
Stark County prosecutors prepare for pretrial conferences and jury trials scheduled for March
The investigation is ongoing.