For many, the summer of 2018 was spent beating the heat or waiting out the rain indoors. But for a dedicated team of workers from Twining Construction and NB Rodgers, time was spent hard at work renovating the George School Children’s Center.
“We had a lot of work to do in a very small amount of time,” said Marlin Stroh, project manager. “Each day was critical so when issues came to our attention we had to address them quickly. This team of guys had a clear focus and worked many weekends to keep this project on track. It was a pleasure to work with them.”
The center underwent a floor-to-ceiling renovation. New walls and windows were installed, office space and teaching planning areas were added, as was a key fob entrance. New flooring was placed throughout the center and kitchenettes were added to every classroom. Hallways were decorated with photos of the children and artwork from the George School Art Club.
“We have a true office and a wonderful space for teacher planning and parent conferences,” said Pam McCullough, director of the Children’s Center. “We added a state-of-the-art security access system and an electronic billing and attendance system as well. Best of all, we have air conditioning which will enable our program to go year-round so we can serve more families.”
In addition to the visual upgrades, the renovation also makes the center more functional. Each classroom is now equipped with its own storage, so teachers do not need to leave the center to get supplies. “We feel more organized in our space,” said Pam.
The long overdue renovation has been well received by the George School community. Pam recalls watching the teachers as they returned to the center for the first time after summer break. “It was a glorious sight to watch the staff enter the space for the first time,” said Pam. “It was great to see staff and families stop to look around. You could feel their excitement throughout the hall.”
The George School Children’s Center, a 3 star keystone stars program, serves children ages six weeks to five years. Located on George School’s 240-acre campus, the children explore the outdoors almost every day.
“Our children enjoy the horses and visit the barn, or help plant trees and harvest vegetables. In the fall, you will often find them making huge piles of leaves to jump in. In the winter, they explore untouched areas of campus and follow animal tracks. Spring rains are great for puddle hunts and finding lots of new growth all over campus,” said Pam.
The center currently has openings in several classrooms. For enrollment information please contact Pam at 215.579.6561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.