Affton Early Childhood still enrolling

The Affton Early Childhood program still is accepting students for the 2012-2013 school year.

Space remains in both the full-day and half-day programs for ages 3 years through prekindergarten.

Construction and renovation on a new facility for the Affton Early Childhood Center at what was once an industrial site, 9832 Reavis Road, is nearing completion.

“We are very excited to welcome our students – both new and returning – to our program’s new home in August,” Affton Early Childhood Director Karin Fleming stated in a news release. “The building is coming along nicely and will be something the Affton community can be proud of.”

The 19,000-square-foot industrial building that will house the Affton Early Childhood Education Center will feature:

• Seven classrooms, serving a minimum of 72 students.

• Specialty rooms: diagnostic rooms, a health room, a project room, a lending library, and stage.

• Small outdoor garden.

• By design, corridors and other non-classroom areas will be useful for learning and exploring.

• Reception area will include nooks where iPads can be set for children to show off their projects.