“It has been said that the environment should act as a kind of aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and cultures of the people who live in it. This is what we are working toward.” Loris Malaguzzi
OUR INDOOR SPACES
As you enter the building, you’ll walk into an inviting lobby that proudly showcased the work of our young learners. You’ll then make your way to our two spacious gross motor rooms, which provide an indoor space for children to move freely throughout their environment, exercising their body. Regardless of the weather, children never miss a day of running, jumping or climbing.
Our classroom spaces are set up to encourage learning and exploration, create personal connections, and produce a sense of well-being and independence. Our teachers create an atmosphere where children are free to actively discover and experiment.
An onsite greenhouse and a little kitchen are instrumental in teaching young learners healthy eating habits by getting them involved in growing food and preparing fresh food.
OUR OUTDOOR SPACES
There’s so much to learn from the outside world. Our beautiful 16,000-square-foot building sits on 4.5 acres of land, filled with trees, grass, flowers, and a bike path that engage the sense and spark imagination. This gives us the opportunity to explore art, music, science, and community building, inspiring our young learners to appreciate the great outdoors.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SPACES
Our proximity to a bike path, playgrounds, downtown Oberlin and Oberlin College provides excellent learning opportunities within the community. Children attend plays and concerts, tour the museum, go bowling, visit the library, and experience many other cultural and educational activities.