Seneca College (KOLTS) School
The King Observation Lab Teaching School (KOLTS) is a stand-alone demonstration childcare facility at Seneca College’s King Campus north of Toronto. Following the removal from the existing playground of a large climbing structure that had failed CSA safety guidelines, school administration and the parent committee at the school contacted Earthartist to assist them in creating a masterplan for their site.
The facilities need to actively engage children, physically, creatively and intellectually with high-quality opportunities to engage in gross motor play, as well as provide stimulation of the senses, and encourage emotional, creative and social opportunities.
- Key challenge: Development of play facilities which would support and facilitate the progressive early childhood research and teaching at the school.
- Best Feature: There was an outstanding engagement process with staff and faculty as well as students to create a master plan which reflected the vision of the educators and researchers at KOLTS.