Excel Christian Academy
Excel Christian Academy, in Burlington North Carolina is a preschool and after school program associated with Ebenezer United Church of Christ.
The opportunity to move their preschool into a newly constructed building across the street from the church became available during the Shape NC project and they needed a second design. They are now adding the finishing touches to their brand-new outdoor learning environment. Excel Christian Academy is taking advantage of this rare opportunity for a center to design their outdoor space and have it implemented based off that design right from the start.
The center has made community connections to help accomplish their outdoor learning environment, including Alamance Community College’s horticulture department, an Alamance county beautification committee, and a local tree clearing company. After installing the primary pathway, multipurpose lawn, fruit trees, vegetable garden beds, and log settings, the center hopes to continue improvements with a butterfly garden and grass maze.