The CAPE Child Care Center started the school year with a new playground! The CAPE Center was previously sharing a playground with ECFE. This was not the ideal playground set up for the age of the children at the CAPE Center. The climber was too big for the young children and the lay out of the space presented challenges in allowing the young children to freely explore the outdoor environment.
Thanks to a partnership between the CAPE Center and the Early Head Start Program of Anoka County we were able to procur a grant that paid for the equipment and installation of a turf play surface. The district was able to assist with preparing the ground and space along with fencing the area in. Now the Infants and Toddlers have a beautiful play space that is age appropriate for our small crawlers up to our curious climbers. Outside time has become a great extension to our curriculum and learning.