The Willow Grove Early Learning Center in Kildeer Countryside School District 96 has been awarded Honorable Mention by a jury of school administrators and architects for excellence in educational environment design.
In August 2016, the District opened a full-day kindergarten program for the first time. Renovations to the Willow Grove Early Learning Center beforehand included physical updates and additions needed to accommodate more students for a longer day.
Twenty-five projects were selected for recognition by the Illinois Association of School Boards Service Associates. The juried awards program recognizes school designs used for instructional, recreational, administrative, and other purposes.
In November, attendees at the Illinois Joint Annual Conference of school boards, administrators, and business officials will have the opportunity to see the Exhibition of Educational Environments, featuring Willow Grove and other school design projects selected to be showcased.