Hearthstone Properties has developed Kids Cove at Fountains, Murfreesboro's first Class-A distance learning center providing drop-in and full-time access to a fun and safe learning center for kids in K4 to 8th grade. Kids Cove will open November 2 in a 4,477-square-foot space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza at Fountains at Gateway, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Kids Cove is designed with separate zones for individual and classroom learning to accommodate students' Zoom classes, traditional homeschooling, tutorial programs and the Rutherford County Virtual School program. Personal study cubes prevent distraction and limit exposure to germs, and a classroom provides safely spaced learning by age group in art, music, elective and tutorial programs. Robust fiber internet and onsite tech support ensures all students have high-speed and tightly filtered data access.
Young children enjoy fun activities and fresh air in indoor and outdoor play areas, and older kids have options for downtime and social activities. Dedicated reading spaces marked by age group allow quiet time for everyone.
Fountains at Gateway's holistic design as a corporate office campus, upscale retail district and event and entertainment venue creates an ideal environment for families using Kids Cove. Parents can order inexpensive kids' lunches from onsite eateries Just Love Coffee Café and Burger Republic for lunchtime delivery. And SodaBar provides free drinks for lunch and afternoon ice cream breaks following exercise time. Members also enjoy backstage privileges to all Fountains at Gateway entertainment activities, including Winterfest ice skating, movie nights, concerts, the splashpad, and roof access for the city fireworks spectacular on July 4.
"A key component of our concept is the impeccable quality of our staff," said Graby. "Our managers are degreed and former teachers in private or magnet schools who chose to homeschool their children. Their experience brings an ideal blend of understanding and expertise in coaching children and young teens in their studies and leading them in fun, educational downtime."
Kids Cove provides important safety features including UV sterilization through the building ventilation system, strict keycard access controls, onsite security and building management as well as full security camera coverage with parent access to the video stream. And CDC guidelines for this age group will be monitored and followed, including entry temperature checks for staff and kids.
Pricing ranges from hourly drop-in rates to economical unlimited weekly packages.
Registration is available online and Kids Cove is offering grand opening specials. Tours are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main lobby information desk. More information can be found at www.kidscoveatfountains.com .
About Fountains at Gateway
Fountains at Gateway is a Class A mixed-use development that serves three distinctive purposes – as a corporate office campus serving a range of company sizes, upscale dining and retail district, and community event and entertainment venue.
Corporate office tenants include technology firms i3 Verticals, Saltworks Security and Steel Summit. The newest office installment, Studio at Fountains, is our answer to officing in the post-COVID world. Studio accommodates small companies, satellite offices, and individual remote workers in private furnished suites with luxurious shared amenities.
Eateries at Fountains at Gateway include The Soda Bar, Just Love Coffee Café, Burger Republic, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Steakhouse Five and Edible Arrangements. Shops and services include Kids Cove, Homegrown Marketplace, e.Allen Boutique, Board & Brush, Kneucraft Jewelry & Design, The Social Chair, Luxury Homes of Tennessee, and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's Medling Plastic Surgery, Kattine Dermatology & Aesthetics, Spa and Boutique.
The View at Fountains is a 5,800 square-foot conference center and event venue located on the top floor of One Fountain Plaza.
More information can be found at www.FountainsAtGateway.com.