Creating Spaces for Young Children

Helping teachers get the most from their classrooms, group rooms and centers

April 6, 2007

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New City  NY -  Michael Shilale Architects, LLP is proud to announce that “Creating Spaces for Children” has been accepted again at NYSAEYC’s annual convention. This program, well received at last year’s convention in Saratoga, shares some Best Practices on creating more effective classrooms and centers.

Meeting in Westchester this year, NYSAEYC’s statewide conference brings together teachers and directors, architects and consultants passionate about the education of young children. They gather annually to learn and share what’s new and exciting in the field.

Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED along with early childhood consultant David Del Campo MSEd have been presenting this program for several years at state and local conferences throughout New York and New Jersey.

Michael and David attended the Institute for Child Care Design at Harvard University. Since their time in Boston studying childcare facilities from throughout the world, Michael and David have been working together creating better spaces for young children.

Many children from three months to five years old spend “10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year essentially within four walls and one room” ; that’s 12,500 hours. That is the same amount of time older children spend in three different schools and over 50 different classrooms from kindergarten to the twelfth grade.


The conference is being held this year at the Hilton Rye Town from May 4-6.  Visit for more information or to register for the conference.  Learn simply solutions to improve your classrooms and centers and make the most of your learning environments. We will help you look at your space through the eyes of both child development and architectural perspectives. Bring your classroom/project plan to this hands-on problem-solving workshop.


Michael Shilale Architects, LLP, an eight person architectural engineering firm founded in 1991, serves an educational, institutional, municipal, commercial and residential client base in New York and New Jersey.  For more information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit their website at,