Excel Learning Center #3
Excel Learning Center #3, in Morehead City North Carolina, successfully implemented a large portion of their master plan.
Adding primary pathways, moving or removing existing structures, building a play hill, and creating many exciting features, transformed an old playground into a new outdoor learning environment. Taking inspiration from the nearby beach landscape, future plans include low hammocks, a play dock with boat, and plantings.
Vegetable gardens were also installed in a dedicated area with a nearby cold frame greenhouse. In the infant space, shade sails, a sensory path, and fragrant plants were installed for early exploration with nature. The center is one of fourteen Excel Learning Centers in the region, and has already been used as an example of best practice for all of the Excel childcare facilities.
The new additions help to keep the children more engaged in the OLE. Everyone has enjoyed it. It exposes children to experience more items.