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WELLSTON, Mo. - The Early Explorers Child Development Academy opened its doors in Wellston Monday morning.

The academy is the only licensed and accredited early childhood education facility in the area. The transit oriented academy is focused on workforce training, education, and the revitalization of the community.

The center is located in Wellston, adjacent to the MET Center job training facility and the Wellston MetroLink station.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Mike Downing, and Workforce Centers of America Representative Mike Downing, were on hand for the opening.

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