After learning about Bernheim’s Playcosystem through a virtual CAPN training, Kara Feldman, Early Childhood Director at Yeshivat Noam in New Jersey, said she told her husband they had to plan a trip to Kentucky so she could visit in person. And that’s exactly what they did.
In July, Feldman, her husband and two of their friends, drove all the way from New Jersey to Kentucky to see Bernheim’s 17-acre natural play ground, the largest in the region. While Feldman toured Playcosystem, her husband planned the rest of their visit, including trips to FC Soccer game, the Louisville Bat Museum and time on the Bourbon Trail.
Once home, Kara shared her impressions with her co-workers and us:
“I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Playcosystem at Bernheim Forest and I was blown away by the thought out design and placement of their play area,” said Feldman.
“Each play zone is targeting a child’s creativity and independence while fostering positive social experiences,” she added. “Watching the children navigate their play, while using the natural environment is something I’m hoping to create in my school. Thank you for leading by example!”
All CAPN training is eligible for ECE-TRIS professional development hours for early learning educators. If you or your early learning center or school is interested in training, please contact Kim Tabler at Kim.Tabler.CAPN@bernheim.org