Educare California at Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Educare California’s flagship facility is a model for quality early learning.
Educare of Silicon Valley was designed as a conventionally-built community showpiece, but budget and schedule prompted the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Franklin-McKinley School District and Educare Network to turn to AMS to modularize the design as a custom GEN7 facility that serves as a scalable model for early learning and ECE teacher training. AMS integrated three modular childcare classroom wings with three polygon pods housing laundry, restrooms and storage—a creative, self-contained solution that blends aesthetically with a site-built administration building. The progressive design combines age-appropriate classrooms with activity and play spaces, all with large windows and Solatube skylights to create a sunny, open environment that meets the needs of infant-to-TK children.
- Advanced ventilation and filtration systems ensure superior IAQ at all times
- Daylighting and automated climate control keep rooms comfortable and bright
- Multiple indoor and outdoor learning spaces serve a variety of age groups
We want ECSV to be the jewel of Silicon Valley for Early Childhood Education. AMS rose to the challenge, maintaining the high quality and cutting-edge features of the original stick-built design and delivering them more quickly and cost-efficiently in a factory-built structure. Gen7 captured our vision so well that we mirrored many of the design decisions in the project’s site-built admin building.
Santa Clara County Office of Education