a preliminary design

little kid ACADEMY


preliminary design

total building size

  • 14,000 s.f.
  • 180 Students
  • Infants – Elementary

building program

  • Classrooms
  • Administrative Offices
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Staff Lounge
  • Laundry
  • 3 Playgrounds

they would love this if

Chip & Joanna Gaines Ever Decided to Open a Child Care Center.

The business brand, name and farmhouse concept were created completely in house.

We began the branding process by researching and discovering the child care customer’s desired experience.  We found that working parents want a relaxing and comfortable child care environment that feels like an extension of the home.  They also want their children in the care of teachers and staff with strong core values.


This interior design style that everyone craves could be successfully re-imagined as a child care brand.  The farmhouse child care center concept speaks of a simpler time when children played until dusk to catch fire flies.  The old fashioned farmhouse style gives a relaxed and comforting feeling to both children and parents.

this market discovery exercise determined

Notable & Trending Farmhouse Style

 The farmhouse brand concept, the company name, logo, colors, building and website design were all developed to have a cohesive business brand message that would be a unique differentiator in the child care market

Inspiration for the name “little kid academy” was sparked from a combination of the popular farmhouse style and a play on words.

farm = goat

baby  goat = kid

farm + kid = little kid academy

The farmhouse child care center building design is laid out on a long rectangular footprint for versatility purposes.  This makes siting the building just as easy on a long and narrow lot as it would be on a wide street frontage lot.

The logo combinations shown are for signage purposes as well as interior color selections.  Each color shown can correspond to a different age group or area within the building.  The whitewash ship lap wall would make s distinctive and textural feature wall within the lobby and office areas.

Information regarding the rope swings shown is available at The 4 Kids.

The logo and name of “little kid academy”, as well as the building design are copyrighted by Calbert Design Group, LLC.  However, we would love the opportunity to talk to you about what your brand message wants to be and help you carry out a visual style that is unique to you.

childcare is Our Specialty

From Concept to Completion,

We represent our clients every step of the way.

services provided on this project:

company name

company concept


color selection

logo design

website design

building design

creative design solutions

What We Can Do For You

Feasibility Studies.  We compare multiple locations by analyzing parcel size, geometry, zoning requirements, available utilities, local demographics, and project complexity. 

Building Design.  We marry your program, size, and style preferences with regional materials and local community characteristics to create a building that is unique to your location and your brand.  

Construction Management.  We manage the bidding process, attend weekly conference calls, and monthly site visits.  We track the schedule and costs to make sure you get open on time and that you’re treated fairly. 

Turn-Key Services.  We walk with you every step of the way through design and construction as your advocate.  We organize your service providers and utilities to make the move-in process smooth. 

we help you plan it

Feasibility Studies

Site Programming

Concept Site Plan

Building Programming

Concept Building Plan


we help you design it

Building Design

Zoning Submittals

Interior Design

Construction Drawings

Permit Submittals

we help you build it

Construction Management

Bidding & Negotiating

Value Engineering

Contractor Selection

Costing Administration

we help you manage it

Turn-key Services

Utility Accounts

Security System Vendor

Maintenance Vendor

Schedule Deliveries of FFE

Let’s Start Something New.

Say Hello!

2950 Cherokee St. NW, Suite 600 kennesaw, ga 30144 1.678.398.7744 info@calbertdesign.com