The Children at Play Network recently visited three new natural playgrounds at 4-C, Community Coordinated Childcare, early learning centers and provided consulting on the newest location soon to be under construction.
Lisa Brandstetter, of 4-C, gave the CAPN staff a tour and asked CAPN to provide some consulting on their newest location, the Auburndale Academy on Third Street, a new Head Start program made possible through new federal funds for those programs in Kentucky and the assistance of the Lift a Life Foundation for the building renovation.
CAPN also toured new natural playgrounds at two other sites – one at Neighborhood House at 25th and Rowland Avenue, and the St. Benedict Early Learning Center on Kentucky Street. Both have toddler and preschool playgrounds. All of the playgrounds feature natural elements and some have water pumps, outdoor stages and tree stumps and logs for climbing.
CAPN welcomes these partnerships through the network and is always ready to provide consulting for schools, childcare centers, non-profits and others interested in building natural playgrounds to help ensure even more children have access to natural spaces to play in the outdoors.