Grow Together: Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center
Inventive. Forward-thinking. Visionary. Progressive. Impactful.
These adjectives cannot often be applied to a school district in which 99.7 percent of its students are economically disadvantaged.
Yet, this is precisely how SHP project architect and early childhood education design leader, John Noble, describes Mt. Healthy City School District. The culturally inclusive school system’s theme of “growing together” revolves around responsiveness, instruction, and equitable practices—three priorities that come to life beautifully in the Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center. The new, 40,000-square-foot campus for pre-school and kindergarten children is slated to open in the fall of 2021.
When it opens, the center will realize an important step forward in a years-long process to better prepare the community’s young learners, who are routinely underprepared for elementary school. It will also feature an innovative prototype classroom spearheaded by SHP’s PK-12 Education Studio: a pair of classrooms with shared access to an atelier with convertible indoor and outdoor spaces that can flex to serve multiple educational, curricular and pedagogical purposes.
Learn more about this exciting new project in our newest case study, Grow Together. Click here for instant access.
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