D.A.F.F.O.D.I.L. Pre-Kindergarten Center

Waycross, Georgia

The essential program requirements included a safe, secure environment for students; a bright, vibrant learning environment; state-of-the-art computer and learning technologies; efficient energy-management practices; and easy access for the community to the learning resource area and computer lab.

To create a safe environment ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$136.00FEATURED IN2011 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPre-K/Early Childhood Education students, the architect created a large central courtyard to house essential outdoor playground activities. The courtyard is completely enclosed. As a result, once students enter the front or rear entries, they are in a fully secured environment.

An abundance of windows, intentionally patterned glass block, primary-color floor patterns and color-coded accent wall stripes based on the color wheel create a vibrant and continuous learning experience for the students.

The learning resource area and media center are close to the entrance, providing easy community access. All classrooms are equipped with wireless smartboard technology, secure Internet and satellite access, and are fully integrated into the central office energy-management system.