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From the 2023 Educational Interiors Showcase: Walled Lake Early Childhood Center

Dec. 15, 2023
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the pre-K/Early Childhood Education category.

The Walled Lake Early Childhood Center in Novi, Michigan, illustrates a progressive vision for high-quality educational space beginning with the district’s youngest learners. Intentional elements like the sensory lobby, the child-size door accessing the two classroom wings, the window alcove in each classroom, and the activity zone were all designed to support the whole child and connect to the HighScope learning curriculum. Flexibility is key; all classroom spaces can access one another and the common activity zone.

Read more about the Walled Lake Early Childhood Center and view a photo gallery at

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