Continuing our 25-year relationship, the community members of CCSD 93 and ARCON gathered on Thursday evening to celebrate the ground-breaking of the district's New Early Childhood Center.
This new 14,000 square-foot facility will have nine early childhood classrooms divided into three learning communities known as "villages". Each village will have access to a motor/multi-purpose room, a therapy room, a sensory room, and much more. The design of the learning space will be scaled down for three to five-year-olds with windows, interactive nooks and activity walls at age-appropriate levels.
The learning space will not be confined to the classroom in this new facility, as ARCON designed interactive hallways for the students by creating tiered seating areas where teachers can gather two or three classes together for group learning. There will also be displays along the walls to allow for play and learning while children are moving through the space.
ARCON will be acting as the Architect and Construction Manager on this project, with construction expected to be completed during the summer of 2013. Students will move into the new facility in the fall of 2013.