The Center for Early Education (CEE) hosted an Oct. 11 groundbreaking event at its Alfred St. campus to formally mark the start of construction for a large-scale enhancement plan.
CEE originated as a playgroup in a Hancock Park neighborhood in 1939. Formalized as The School for Nursery Years in 1941, it moved to its present West Hollywood location in 1945.
Addressing the audience, newly appointed head of school Mark Brooks said the project was focused on improving the student experience: “All of the planning and hard work that has gone into putting this plan into action has been done with you, the students, in mind.”
Two trustees on the CEE board, president Mark Siegel and chair of the Building and Grounds Committee, Tom Staggs, also spoke of the campus enhancement plan, which began development in 2011.
Construction began in October and will be phased in to minimize disruption for students and the community, according to Greg Houle, CEE director of marketing. Houle notes that once completed, the enhancements will include a 30 percent increase in total square footage, 50 percent more roof-level recreation space, a new full-sized gymnasium, a new main yard with green space and additional classrooms and parking.
For construction updates or to view renderings of the project, visit centerforearlyeducation.org.