Hartford, CT - The Wintonbury Early Childhood School in Bloomfield, designed by TSKP STUDIO has been recognized for outstanding design by two professional associations. Selected from among 184 entries, the 2011 AIA New England Jury recognized TSKP STUDIO for, “…making stimulating and memorable buildings for education…” Comments from the 2011 AIA-Connecticut Jury also noted the “…out-of-the box thinking…” . The full jury comments can be seen in this link award citation from AIA-Connecticut.
The Wintonbury Early Childhood School which opened in Bloomfield, Connecticut in September 2010, was the first interdistrict magnet school built in Connecticut to provide full day instruction. It serves 330 children, ages 3 – 5 years from 6 surrounding towns in a 48,000 sq.ft. facility. The school partners with the local 4-H Auer Farm Education Center on an environmentally themed curriculum inspired by the agricultural history of the land. During planning and design of the school, a pilot program was launched by David Title, then the district Superintendent and State Representative Beth Bye, a Connecticut state Senator and childhood development professional to develop the curriculum and inform the TSKP design team. The facility features a unique footprint and organizational plan which reinforces community for the children and staff.