Tulsa Educare IV – Celia Clinton Campus
The mission of Tulsa Educare is to transform the lives of very young children and their families through high quality early childhood education, enhancing parenting practices, and strong partnerships with organizations. Their vision is a world where a young child’s family income, race, and adverse experiences do not predict life success.
Wallace provided structural engineering, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for a new early childhood education center. The 35,000 square foot learning center currently serves 164 kids whose ages range from six weeks to five years old. There are 16 classrooms, multiple training and meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and multiple playgrounds and outdoor learning environments. Located near Celia Clinton Elementary School, the new Educare center site was chosen due to its proximity to numerous low-income families. A new program called Early Learning Works is centered at this location and enables the center to educate families about how to develop constructive interactions with their kids.
This project is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, University of Oklahoma, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa Public Schools, State Department of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Early Childhood Program.
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