Hoa Mai Childcare

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The Hoa Mai Bilingual Preschool is an anchor tenant for the Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts building located next to Sound Transit’s Mt. Baker light rail station. As the first Vietnamese-English dual language childcare center in the Northwest, Hoa Mai is the result of a deep and purposeful collaboration between Sound Child Care Solutions, the Vietnamese Friendship Association, and Artspace. This tenant improvement transformed over 3,500 sq. ft. of vacant commercial space into a facility that fulfills a community need by providing universal pre-kindergarten education to children under five years old. The facility is part of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) and features three classrooms for a variety of age groups, an activity room, administrative offices, and two private exterior play areas to encourage children to play, explore, and learn while being immersed in a bilingual environment.  

Client: Sound Childcare Solutions in collaboration with Artspace and the Vietnamese Friendship Association
Location: Seattle, Washington
Program: 3,500 sq. ft. tenant improvement with over 2,000 sq. ft. of classroom space, two privately accessed and fenced exterior play spaces, the facility can accommodate up to 48 children between  2-5 years old, community kitchen, and administrative office space
Highlights: Part of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) pilot program, the first Vietnamese-English dual language childcare center in the Northwest and only one located in Seattle