The new Boulder Jewish Community Center early childhood program serves 160 infant, toddler, and preschool-aged children throughout Boulder County. The program integrates the Reggio Emilia philosophy and operates independently from, while integrated into, the new Boulder Jewish Community Center.
The ECC program includes classrooms, gathering spaces, art studios, and a tumbling room. The heart of the ECC is a gathering space that serves as the center of all children’s activities. Natural light enters the space through openings in the roof. The ECC wing is securely separated from the rest of the JCC facility.
CLIENT: Boulder Jewish Community Center
SCOPE: 20,000 Square Feet
COST: Included in Larger Project
COMPLETED: August 2016
Recognizing outdoor play is as important as indoor play, the facility also includes outdoor spaces such as a community garden, play structures, outdoor classrooms, and play facilities. Expansive views of the Flatirons instill a sense of wonder at the natural surroundings.
The new facility has amplified the reach of the JCC throughout the Boulder community. The new Early Childhood program has grown from serving 90 children to more than 175. The summer day camp now accommodates 300 campers, more than twice as many campers as were served previously.