$2.3M facility promotes “wonder, curiosity”

Hermit crabs, a red amaryllis and English ivy welcomed preschoolers to the new, nature-infused Amy Wise Children’s Creative Learning Center, a $2.3 million facility funded in part by a $1 million gift from John L. Wise III and family. “It is cool,” 4-year-old Sean Monahan said, “because it has a barn for circle time.”