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Learning Zone Ribbon cutting

CMK, The Learning Zone Host Ribbon Cutting

  • John Hopfensperger
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CMK Properties (CMK) and The Learning Zone (TLZ) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of TLZ’s newest child care center on Sept. 7, at 200 Great Circle in Smyrna. This is the first of several new sites CMK and TLZ have planned in the coming months.

The 15,656-square-foot center, built by CMK features 14 classrooms especially designed to serve families with children six weeks to five years of age. The site is home to The Learning Zone’s seventh child care center in Middle Tennessee.

Now accepting applications, The Learning Zone is one of the most unique preschools and daycare in the Smyrna area. A child development center dedicated to a fun-filled learning experience during a child’s early years, The Learning Zone believes in providing quality care and education during these critical years of development. For more information about TLZ go to

“As a father myself, I understand the peace of mind that parents look for when choosing childcare. Our goal is to provide that comfort along with a strong curriculum program in a state-of-the-art facility,” said Dwight Derringer, CEO of The Learning Zone. When speaking about staying on budget, the ahead of schedule delivery and overall build quality on the site developed by CMK Properties, Dwight stated “this is the best execution we have ever experienced!”

“It is exceptionally gratifying to develop these wonderful facilities for the Learning Zone,” said John Hopfensperger, CMK’s President and CEO. “Their staff and world class curriculum give kids an amazing foundation and profoundly influence our next generation. CMK Properties is proud to be part of something that is special and impactful.” For more information about CMK Properties, go to or call Michael Davenport, Partner, at 615.519.5929

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