Fulcrum was selected as the Construction Manager for a new child care center. Serving students from 6 weeks to 5 years old, the building is highly functional and adaptable. The school offers after-school care for elementary school-age children. During the summer months, the building expands to accommodate an additional 40 summer campers.
The team wanted to create an environment that was aesthetically pleasing to both children and adults. With this in mind, the center provides comfortable alternative areas where parents can spend time with their children when visiting during the course of the day. In addition to the spacious classrooms, common areas are incorporated for children to explore, collaborate and engage in multi-sensorial experiences.
Natural light fills the spaces and the design creates a direct correlation between the interior and the exterior of the building. Windows are positioned low enough for young children to observe the outdoors and the change of seasons. A wall of windows near the building’s entrance looks out over the great lawn and the river beyond.