This building was designed to be a TX-CHPS verified project and house a morning and afternoon Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Program each serving approximately 500 children from seven surrounding Title I elementary schools. This effectively created Klein ISD’s first stand-alone Pre-Kindergarten center while freeing at least two classrooms in each associated feeder elementary school to reduce campus crowding. The EC/PK Center was designed around a central open concept library, surrounded by six identical small learning communities or pods. Each pod houses an early childhood classroom, a shared motor lab and four Pre-Kindergarten classrooms with toilets and associated ancillary spaces. The building incorporates 24 Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, six early childhood classrooms, three motor labs, one parent center, one library with integral classroom and amphitheater, a kitchen, an administrative support suite and ancillary spaces.