B.E. Smith Family Center, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
The vision for the project is a world-class facility that combines the programs of the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center (IDC) and the Early Learning Center (ELC) under one roof to become a nationally recognized center of excellence. The project is located at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.
The IDC program offers therapies for children with special needs ranging in age from infant to school age. Therapy spaces include: gyms, group spaces, rooms for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, aquatic therapy, speech therapy and feeding therapy. Educational spaces include: classrooms, parent support and training rooms and dedicated space for children with autism called the Pathways Program. The ELC program offers daycare and preschool learning programs for the children of hospital staff. Outdoor playground spaces will be easily accessible for both the ELC and IDC. Playground areas will be zoned by age with musical, climbing, sensory and exploratory play structures.