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
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
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.
Michael and David believe we can do better.