Our New Building

Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center will continue to provide high-quality early education for 240 children, while serving as a model facility in both its building and program design in order to show what childcare centers can achieve for families, affordably.

The new Children’s Enrichment Center will feature:

  • A layout designed with children in mind to evoke curiosity and foster learning.
  • Blurred lines between indoor and outdoor learning.
  • The first early childhood program in the nation designed and constructed with an emphasis on a toxic-free environment using only the safest building materials.

We are partnering with Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) to provide a lab school for their Early Childhood Education Program to empower students entering the field through real-life lab learning experiences.

The Early Childhood Initiatives Center will include a:

  • Training center to allow early childhood professionals to participate in training, view teacher-child interactions, and discuss observations.
  • Library, resource center, and technology hub.
  • Collaboration room to promote continuous improvement, best practices, and innovative solutions as a catalyst for change.

Project Team

LTL Architects 
Architect of Record 

Hight Jackson Associates
Local Architect Partner

Harrison French & Associates



Located on J Street adjacent to Crystal Bridges and the Scott Family Amazeum