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. Once the project is completed, two new buildings will 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.
 

Completion

The remaining phases are slated for January 2020.

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The second new building opening in 2019 on Clinton Avenue will house all early education programs, Kindergarten, first and second grades, administrative offices, and a rooftop playground.
This building will form 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

July 1, 2019: Over the summer the construction activity will be kicked into high gear as we work to accomplish many major tasks that are best completed when there are no students on campus.
This summer, we will be making steady progress on the Campus Enhancement Project.

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  • Move into Clinton Building Offices

    Over the summer, the administration and staff will move into their new offices in the Clinton Building.
  • Take Down Building B

    Former instructional Building "B" will be taken down to accomodate the new playfield.

Fun Facts

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

  • Constructing the Clinton Building will require 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 will include 360 tons of structural steel.

  • The first column in the La Cienega building was placed on March 1, 2017. It opened on January 8, 2018.

  • 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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  • Summer 2019

    • No Summer Programs
    • Building B taken down
    • Staff and administration move into new Clinton Building offices
  • 2019-2020 School Year

    • All buildings will be completed; work will continue on the new play field.
    • Toddlers, EC1, EC2, kindergarten, first, and second grade students will move to the new building on Clinton.
    • Third grade will remain in the new building on La Cienega.
    • Fourth, fifth, and six grades will remain in Building C.
    • Expanded underground parking will be available.
  • January 2020

    Campus enhancement scheduled to be complete with the opening of the new central campus play field.