A Kindergarten Oasis

Transition, low-income, urban neighborhoods often lack – and need – infrastructure for good community, education, and good design. A unique non-profit program in Brazil, Serviço Social do Comércio founded in 1946, uses culture – music, art, design initiatives – to create strong foundations for these communities to build upon. The new CEDEI Nursery School is one piece founded by the group, designed by São Paulo architect Keila Costa, who created a veritable “green oasis” for kids with its bright, open, airy plan and play spaces between classrooms.