Playgrounds vital in education, development

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, June 30, 2014

As educators, we spend our careers pursuing what’s best for our students. We strive to integrate the best curriculum with the most qualified teachers to produce an outstanding learning environment.

In the 37 years I’ve spent at TCA, first as a teacher and then as an administrator, I’ve come to realize that every school contains another essential learning environment that’s not contained within its four walls.

The playground serves a vital and irreplaceable function in the education and development of our students. Playgrounds are the social, emotional, developmental and spiritual laboratories of our schools, and we need a variety of spaces and activities for a variety of children.

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