Our Spaces

McKendree’s classrooms, indoor active play spaces, studio, and award-winning outdoor rooftop classroom have all been intentionally designed to support our values of joyful play, wonder and discovery, and curiosity and engaged investigation.

Parents are always welcome to visit during the day.  Join us on the roof as we make mud pies, snuggle on a classroom couch for story time, or, roll up your sleeves and create something magical with us in the studio.  By including comfortable furniture, home-like elements, and materials that provoke curiosity and creativity, we want our program to be a home-away-from home for your family.

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The Studio, or Atelier, is a beautiful space designed for children to reflect on and research their ideas, create representations, investigate materials and experience joy.


The Atrium  is an active play space for our infants and toddlers.  Children are encouraged to take safe risks and practice their emerging physical skills.


The Investigators Classroom, offers an engaging space for inquisitive older toddlers.


Our four and five year olds spend their days in the Construcitivist Classroom, a flexible, relationship-driven learning environment.


Making Learning Visible in the Researchers Classroom — Documentation graces the walls of our classrooms to tell the story of the children’s investigations and meaningful learning.


The Movers and Shakers Classroom offers an inviting space for our babies. Filled with interesting materials and safe and comfortable floor space, the babies begin to construct their knowledge of the world.



The Explorers Classroom offers a place of discovery for young toddlers. 

Our Outdoor Classroom offers children a place to play and connect with nature in the heart of the city.