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  two to five 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