Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes children to early learning center

The Eastern Shawnee Early Childhood Learning Center at 10135 South Bluejacket Road in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Photo from Facebook

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma opened its $1.4 million Early Childhood Learning Center.

The facility in Wyandotte features five classrooms and space for up to 75 children, ages three months through five years. The center will emphasize tribal culture and values.

"Education is very important and to me you can overcome anything with education," Chief Glenda Wallace said at the grand opening, The Miami News-Record reported. "This makes a level playing field for everyone."

The tribe paid for the facility with a $800,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, its own funds and a donation, Four States Homepage reported. It's located next to the tribe's wellness center.

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Eastern Shawnee Tribe opens Learning Center (The Miami News-Record 1/20)
Eastern Shawnee Early Childhood Learning Center is open (Four States Homepage 1/19)