A calm, pleaceful place to
collaborate and explore
Jenny Sandelson, PK Teacher (English)
To be working in our new Maternelle is such a refreshing change after
teaching in the very large Oak Street building. No more fire station
blaring its siren, just a peaceful residential neighborhood that is calmer
and more suitable for our young children. A small, familiar environment
with large light-filled classrooms where learning can be enjoyed inside
or outside. Students enjoy exploring and creating with messy paint play,
sensory play, and large structures. It’s a place created just for the needs of
The new Maternelle also allows for easy collaboration between my
colleagues, making it a more harmonious learning environment. I find the
children are very comfortable in their new surroundings and the parents
benefit too, with a chance to interact in a less busy place. I am enjoying
our new space and see such positive advantages in being here.
Two Maternelle teachers share their perspective on the design of the new space.