Ellis Early Education Center

Client: Ellis Early Learning
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Size: 1,800 SF

studioMLA completed the play space at Ellis Early Education Center in September 2021. We transformed the existing outdated, dark and tired playground space into a light, welcoming, natural play space for infants and toddlers, that is also used as their ‘front door’.

studioMLA worked with Ellis, the center director, and staff to create a play space that reflected their program and curriculum goals. Working with the Owner, we developed a plan that fits within their budget and also a Contractor on board to construct their play space within their tight schedule.

The play space includes a playful climber made of natural wood, a log-edged sand play area, a trike track, water tables, indigenous trees and sensory paintings, a wood pergola for shade, and gardening boxes.