Nellie Leaman Taft Early Childhood Center
Client: The Seven Hills School
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • New 19,000sf early childhood center.
  • Organized around a central “Family Room” with a learning and performing arts space that doubles as a library and eat-in-kitchen.
  • Classrooms are defined spatially by changes in ceiling heights.
Interesting Fact: The Early Childhood Center utilizes the same blended pedagogical strategy of Reggio and Montessori influences used on its sister campuses, and serves as an entrance point for a life-long learning relationship between the school, its students and their families.

The 19,000sf Nellie Leaman Taft Early Childhood Center enriches the lives of children as young as 18 months with programs that enhance students’ love for learning at a very early age. The facility provides three kindergarten classrooms, four PK rooms, one two-year-old room and one beginnings (<2 yrs) room.

"The Center delivers everything needed for effective learning strategies. With features like the innovative learning and performing arts space, a common area with a large central skylight, and inspiring decor, Taft Early Childhood Center establishes a flawless experience for modern learners."
– John Noble, Project Architect & Design Leader, SHP