Jeanie Borlaug Laube Early Head Start School


th+a recently designed the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Early Head Start School, a facility which will offer programs to encourage cognitive, social and emotional development for children from infancy through three years of age. The project is part of the Jubilee Park Community Center and is located in one of Dallas' most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Each of the school's six classrooms is designed to accommodate eight children, and features expansive windows to provide the children and teachers with a pleasant view of the five-acre park at the center of the site. Three playgrounds are located just outside the classrooms, with direct access from each room.

At the heart of the building is a large, dividable multi-purpose room to be used for facility and community functions. Five additional rooms will serve as spaces for health and family services, play therapy, and educational development. Additional areas include offices, lobby, reception, restrooms, teacher resource room, staff lounge, and building support spaces. All of the administration functions are located at the main entrance of the building, providing visual control  everyone who enters and leaves.