Here are the four communities that will receive Imagination Playground™!
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Baker Victory Services is dedicated to fostering the highest possible quality of life and personal achievement for children both with and without disabilities. We are a year-round school that not only educates but also builds social and life skills alongside their non-disabled peers. Children come from 35 Western New York school districts.
The portable nature of the equipment will allow the Imagination Playground to be moved throughout the year to potentially serve more than 300 preschoolers annually. The equipment will also be moved for use by 200 older students served with mental health and behavioral disabilities. The majority sites offer open outdoor and indoor spaces during inclement weather.
The Imagination Playground would be part of our Creative Curriculum with a special focus on those with disabilities to. engage these children with sensory and physical activities.
At St. Joseph's, part of our mission is to care for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. An Imagination Playground is an added resource that would enable us to continue uphold that commitment to the children we are entrusted to care for.
Our child care center cares for infants, toddlers and preschoolers of nearly 120 families year round. We help nurture over 20,000 kids each year.
Children in Paterson have very little opportunity for outdoor play, and the space available to them is limited in both quality and quantity. The Imagination Playground will give children the opportunity to be creative, work together, problem-solve, and exercise in a safe environment.
Imagination Playground is a new concept being brought to the Paterson School District. Furthermore, our teaching staff is devoted to these children, and would ensure that this equipment is put to its greatest use.
The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club (LCCRBGC) provides year round youth and family services that are convenient, affordable and accessible to all ages and backgrounds. We have over 190 children from preschool through fifth grade. Our goal is to encourage children’s imagination and creativity while impacting as many youth as possible.
One of the most important types of activity for our youngest members is creative play. An Imagination Playground will provide children an additional way to explore materials and pursue their ideas. We also encourage play that requires problem solving.
Children will have more frequent opportunities to experience and explore expressive materials and that is precisely what the Imagination Playground is bringing to our members.
It is vital that our students have opportunities to develop their language and problem-solving skills in order to prepare for their future. But as a low-income inner city school, we have less and less time for recess and PE due to the pressure to perform on state-mandated testing.
An Imagination Playground would be a great way for our teachers to use the equipment to help students imagine and problem-solve as they build and re-build. With more opportunities to play and have social interactions, these students are developing skills that in a society of jobs that require a great deal of problem solving.
An Imagination Playground would be used to engage our children through play by using it in team building, language development, and problem solving activities. The pieces would allow us to use it in a way that our-limited resource would never allow our students to otherwise experience.