An Environment that Supports Learning
Hawken’s new Early Childhood Center provides an environment that supports our nationally recognized early childhood programming. The interior of the new facility resulted from collaboration with Creative Environments Design Collaborative, a nationally known educational design firm, to accommodate Hawken’s unique developmental continuum, which is grounded in the belief that the aesthetic environment plays a significant role in a child’s development. Hawken’s new space enhances programming by inspiring exploration, supporting a range of social learning experiences, and encouraging development of motor skills.
Phase I of Hawken’s new Early Childhood Center was completed in August 2011 and includes a shared community space with kitchen area; additional prekindergarten classrooms; renovated classrooms; upgraded office, conference, and faculty spaces; and a new Learning Enhancement Center.
Phase II was completed in 2013 and includes a new facade that continues the Georgian architecture of the existing Lyndhurst campus, a new Lower School entrance, and additional classroom upgrades.