Stewardship is breaking down barriers.

Westerville’s Early Learning Center (ELC) serves both traditional students and those with special needs. Familiarity is important to all students, so TRIAD incorporated popular cartoon characters into “Westervillage,” an interactive exploration area that mimics Uptown Westerville. Particular attention was paid to color and texture, as both are shown to engage students.

The building also houses the district’s administrative offices, bringing together departments that had been spread throughout multiple buildings. The absent barriers brought a sense of community to district staff who previously may not have interacted.