Feature Project: Early Childhood Learning Center

Challenge

Childhood learning facilities need to meet multiple standards, including safety of the children and durability of the equipment. A new 4,608 square-foot early childhood learning center at the community college in Roscommon, Michigan was looking for durable casework that provided both functionality and natural wood grain laminates to enhance the children’s environment.

Products Used

Project scope included casework throughout the new building treated with the ÆGIS Microbe Shield® technology

Linear feet of base, wall & tall cabinets

Day turnaround

Linear feet of countertops

Results

The casework is highly functional and durable, and the ÆGIS Microbe Shield® technology (used in conjunction with a regular cleaning protocol) has proven to be environmentally safe, long-lasting and effective.

The Childhood Learning Center needed casework that :

  • Meets the diverse needs of its students.
  • Is safe for children of all ages.
  • Featured a natural woodgrain laminate.

“We needed high performing, quality casework that met both our needs as caregivers, as well as the needs of the young children we serve…We are committed to helping these children grow both physically and mentally, while developing an initiative for learning and creativity. They need a clean, spacious environment with a safe equipment that encourages learning. We are so satisfied with the casework that we are looking into adding more wall storage”

– Tracey Znamer, Early Childhood Learning Center Director

In order to find the right solution for their facility, the Warbler’s Nest worked with Case Systems Solutions. The Solutions team recommended treated lockers, laminate countertops and case, wall and tall cabinets from Case Systems to meet the center’s storage, play and work surface needs. The casework and countertops were treated with ÆGIS Microbe Shield® technology, which remains functional for the lifetime of the surface. ÆGIS technology protects casework and surfaces from bacteria and other microbes that can cause deterioration – without dissipating or leaching into the environment – making it an ideal choice for childcare and learning environments. It is also EPA registered with 30 years of safe and effective use.

The Warbler’s Nest enhances developmental growth and provides quality care of young children of KCC students. As happy sounds of children fill the Warbler’s Nest, parents, teachers and administrators can take comfort in knowing the casework and storage systems are designed to withstand many years of creating, exploration and learning.