Two enclosed courtyards provide safe, age appropriate play areas.
Observation areas enable UD education majors or parents to observe the interaction between instructors and children without disrupting the learning environment.
The spacious art room, with abundant daylight and direct access to the outdoors, promotes hands-on activities.

Bombeck Family Learning Center

Dayton, OH

The Bombeck Family Learning Center sits on the edge of the University of Dayton campus.  This expansion and renovation project transformed the existing building to provide an inviting, homelike environment that promotes movement and outdoor connections while meeting the Center’s Reggio Emilia Curriculum model and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.  Servings infants through five year olds, each space meets specific developmental needs.

The facility features: 

  • A high degree of openness and connection, achieved through the use of glass throughout the facility.
  • Distinctive color schemes that provide a sense of way-finding, giving children a better sense of which room is theirs.
  • PreK classrooms that offer a variety of spaces, such as an intimate reading nook that doubles as a stage, an activity area with plenty of work surfaces, and lots of open floor space to support both collaborative play and individual alone time.

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