Presentation at NYSAEYC

Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED along with  David Del Campo, MS Ed Present at NYSAEYC

Meeting in Westchester this year, NYSAEYC’s statewide conference brings together teachers and directors, architects and consultants passionate about the education of young children. They gather annually to learn and share what’s new and exciting in the field.

Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED along with early childhood consultant David Del Campo MSEd have been presenting this program for several years at state and local conferences throughout New York and New Jersey.


Michael and David attended the Institute for Child Care Design at Harvard University. Since their time in Boston studying childcare facilities from throughout the world, Michael and David have been working together creating better spaces for young children.

Many children from three months to five years old spend “10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year essentially within four walls and one room” ; that’s 12,500 hours. That is the same amount of time older children spend in three different schools and over 50 different classrooms from kindergarten to the twelfth grade.

Michael and David believe we can do better.