LINCOLN SCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD ANNEX
NORTH BERGEN NJ
The Lincoln School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Center is a new facility for a district-wide Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Program, including 22 classrooms, Small Group Instruction areas, kitchen, cafeteria / gym, stage/multi-use room, computer room, offices, and related support facilities. All spaces are organized around a two-story interior atrium, which provides informal gathering areas for staff and students and brings light to the core of the building. This two-story, 80,000 square foot addition adjoins an existing school building.
A community entry to the multi-use room, kitchen and computer rooms, and a new accessible elevator and service core were created as the link between the two buildings. Improvements to the existing 60,000 sq ft school, including door replacements, circulation improvements, as well as provision of on grade parking serving both facilities are part of the project. Completed in 2006, the school was one of the largest urban early childhood centers in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to pre-k and kindergarten children. Educational planning, site planning, design and construction documents were provided for swing space temporary classrooms units on remote site in North Hudson Park. Sixteen classroom units as well as an administration and nurses unit housed students while the permanent facility is under construction.
The program for Early Childhood Construction and Renovation includes several major projects as part of the District's comprehensive commitment to provide Early Childhood (full day kindergarten and half-day Pre-kindergarten) "in-house" to assure compliance with educational standards.