The Center for Early Education began a 3 ½ year comprehensive redevelopment of our 2 ½ acre campus in 2016.

The project is slated for completion in January 2020 with the opening of the new field. As of September 2019, two new buildings connect to an existing building to create a single 100,000 SF building housing 540 students and 110 faculty and staff.
In addition to a full array of classrooms and learning spaces, the project includes new additional below-ground parking, rooftop playgrounds, a gymnasium, and a playfield. 

The architecture of the new campus is inspired by the spontaneous expression of children’s art - folded and cut-out paper, alphabet building blocks, brightly colored surfaces, and simplified, almost childlike profiles of things found in nature such as trees and flowers.
The second new building opened for students on September 3, 2019. The facility on Clinton Avenue now houses all early education programs, Kindergarten, first and second grades, administrative offices, and a rooftop playground, expanded underground parking and more.
This building forms the new entrance to school, featuring a five-story atrium that connects a vestibule at the new below-grade parking garage to the rooftop playgrounds at the fourth floor.

Latest Updates

January 6, 2020: The CEE Community commemorated the near-completion of the project with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on the new playfield. Over the next few weeks, the final details of the project, including handball walls and lunch pavilion, will be completed.

Fun Facts

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  • 530 tons of ¾” rock was placed below the turf field using a truck mounted conveyor belt.

  • 675 cubic yards of concrete have been placed as of February 2020.

  • Constructing the La Cienega Building required 2,742 cubic yards of concrete at 4,000 pounds per cubic yard!

  • Padding under the turf is made from recycled rubber.

  • Rain water that falls on campus is diverted to storage cisterns and also collected within the planters around the play field for future use!

  • Constructing the Clinton Building required about 1,450 cubic yards of concrete at 4,000 pounds per cubic yard.

  • The La Cienega Building also included 420 tons of structural iron, and the Clinton Building includes 360 tons of structural steel.

  • The school's de-watering system is pumping 250 gallons of water from the settling tank on the site every 5 minutes (3,000 gallons per hour; 72,000 gallons per day)

Construction Schedule

The final phase of the Campus Enhancement Project is underway as the major buildings have been completed. Work continues on the central play field which will be completed in January 2020.

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  • 2019-2020 School Year

    • All buildings completed; work continues on the new play field.
    • EC1, EC2, Kindergarten, first, and second grade students moved to the new Clinton Building.
    • The Toddler Center on Alfred Street opened.
    • Third grade remains in the new building on La Cienega.
    • Fourth, fifth, and six grades remain in Building C with updated classrooms and technology.
    • Expanded underground parking will be available starting in January.
  • January 2020

    • Campus enhancement scheduled to be complete with the opening of the new central campus play field.
    • Final details, including the completion of the lunch pavilion, will continue through January.

Questions about the new field?

The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.