Tour of Flance Early Learning Center in Downtown

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Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary earlylearning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools CertifiedPreschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.


  • Explore the LEED registered Flance Early Learning Center in downtown St. Louis, MO.
  • Learn about Flance’s emphasis on health and environmental sustainability through building design, operations, and curriculum.
  • Examine how LEED credits pursued by the design team have contributed to creating healthy, sustainable indoor and outdoor spaces at the school.
  • Discuss universal design and how it creates convenient spaces for students and staff, regardless of physical ability. 

1 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Brief Presentation & Tour

WHERE: Flance Early Learning Center, 1908 O’Fallon St. 63106 map

FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTER: Click here to register online.QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

Trivers Associates

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