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  • Serve 238 – 242 children birth through 5 years of age
  • Year round, Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 27,000 square feet
  • Design features
    • 100% healthy environment
    • Designed with learning in mind
    • Continuity of care model
    • 3 indoor gross motor rooms
    • 3 mother’s rooms
    • 3 parent/teacher conference rooms
    • Large kitchen and observation window
    • Children’s kitchen and vegetable garden
    • Porches and direct playscape access from every classroom
    • Family engagement space
    • Community space
  • 31,000 square feet
  • Natural environment mirrors the Ozarks
  • Walking trails – flatlands, woodlands, and pond
  • Gathering spaces
  • Bicycle parking
  • Playscape design features
    • 3 playscapes for varied skill level
    • Open play environment
  • 5,850 square feet
  • Design features
    • 100% healthy environment
    • Technology to connect EC professionals across the region
    • Teacher resource center
    • Professional library
    • 2 Training suites
    • 1 Conference room

Estimated Construction Costs:  $16.58M

Project Team

LTL Architects 
Architect of Record 

Hight Jackson Associates
Local Architect Partner

Harrison French & Associates
Engineer

Nabholz
Construction

Address

Located on J Street adjacent to Crystal Bridges and the Scott Family Amazeum
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We want your child to grow up healthy

This is the first early childhood program in the nation designed and constructed with an emphasis on a toxic free environment using only the safest building materials.

See our progress!

Where are we in the construction process?

Check out the video to see!

Topping Out Ceremony

On June 29th, we celebrated the raising of the last beam. Children and adults were able to sign the beam, take virtual tours of the new building, and enjoy lunch.