The Plainview Early Education Center includes Pre-K through First Grade. This new center is located across the street from the current elementary building.
This project was developed to accommodate Ardmore’s current and future residential growth. Teaching younger children in this facility will also provide more room in the other school buildings in Ardmore.
This new facility includes 6 Pre-K classrooms, 8 grade-level classrooms, and 2 special education classrooms. There will be a cap of 20 students per classroom. The approximately 35,000 SF building also includes office areas, a library and media area, cafeteria, and a dual-purpose gymnasium/storm shelter. There is also an outdoor playground using bark as a safety surface.
The site started as a blank slate, allowing for ultimate flexibility in planning and layout. EIKON’s master planning of the site took into consideration the current and future program needs. This includes vehicular circulation within the site and traffic impacts around the site.
A key consideration in the design and planning is safety for both pedestrians and vehicles while on campus and public streets. The new, 24-acre site includes dedicated and separated one-way entrances and exits. This effort will help reduce congestion during peak use periods.