• Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
  • Photo by Jason Manning
Jenkintown, PA

Abington Friends School, AFS Outside: Garden Station

Abington Friends School (AFS) constructed a children’s garden adjacent to their early childhood classrooms and hired Metcalfe to design a play space centerpiece. To allow open-ended, physical play full of informal learning opportunities, Metcalfe worked closely with administrators, faculty, and the children themselves. “We thought we’d be crazy not to follow their lead,” Alan Metcalfe says.

 

Garden Station supports the widest range of children’s outdoor play, respecting AFS’ and Reggio learning principles.

 

First school in Pennsylvania to be certified as a Nature Explore Classroom by the Arbor Day Foundation-2012