Celebree School is planning to open a new school in Glen Burnie’s Cromwell Business Park in June 2021, the early childhood education franchise announced Monday.

Franchisee Jason Skidmore recently signed a lease for 6934 Aviation Boulevard in Glen Burnie where he will open a Celebree School location.

Skidmore worked with Celebree School executives and St. John Properties leasing representatives to select the school’s location based on the local community’s need for childcare.

“After researching many potential towns and locations with my team, it was clear families in Glen Burnie would benefit from having a quality childcare option such as Celebree,” Skidmore said in a statement. “Over the past 26 years, Celebree School has grown into the number one option in early childhood education throughout Maryland, and I’m looking forward to bringing its proven model to Glen Burnie.”

Richard Huffman, the founder, president and CEO of Celebree Schools, opened his first child care location in Ellicott City in 1994, according to Celebree’s website.

Celebree, which works with students ranging from six weeks of age to school age, now has 48 open or under-development school locations across 12 states, a press release said.

In Maryland, the franchise has locations in Ellicott City, Lutherville, Cockeysville, Carney and more.

Celebree School officials said the franchise aims to educate not just the “whole child” but the “whole family” as well through fostering connections beyond the classroom.

“It was a pleasure working with Jason and our contacts at St. John Properties to identify Cromwell Business Park as an ideal location for Celebree’s move into Glen Burnie,” Chief Development Officer Jim DiRugeris said in a statement. “At Celebree, we take pride in supporting our franchisees with each step towards their passion for childcare and positively impacting their communities.”

Celebree School Celebree School has franchise opportunities in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

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Marcus Dieterle

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