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Maple Street

Dividing a Space to Build Community:

Posted by: Rhonda April 30, 2019

A Community Playthings Case Study
Maple Street School, Brooklyn, NY

Contrary to its description, a room divider can actually be used to build social connections and increase a sense of community.

Starting as a tiny parent coop in 1978, Maple Street School recently had the opportunity to begin a new center from scratch. This allowed them to examine the vision of their school and re-imagine what that could look like in reality. With a strong emphasis on community, they wanted classrooms that would allow children to experience cooperation, inclusion, and a sense of family.

In this case study, staff members explain why they chose to use Community Playthings room dividers and furniture to support their vision. View here.