The new Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center officially opened its doors to its first students in October 2021. Estimated to serve 230 pre-school and kindergarten students across southwestern Ohio, the long-awaited, culturally inclusive learning center  revolves around responsiveness, instruction, and equitable practices—three priorities that come to life beautifully in the design.

The center is a significant step forward in a years-long process to better prepare the community’s young learners, who are routinely underprepared for elementary school. It includes an innovative prototype classroom originated by SHP’s PK-12 Education Studio, which features a pair of classrooms with shared access to an atelier (a private workshop/studio) and convertible indoor/outdoor spaces that can serve multiple educational, curricular and pedagogical purposes.

You can take an immersive virtual tour of the Mt. Healthy Early Childhood Center facility or read detailed case study, Grow Together, by clicking here.