AS Child Development Center Playground
Announcing Phase II of the CDC Playground Renovation: The Outdoor Classroom
We have seen firsthand the powerful difference a quality childcare environment can have in the lives of our children.
Because of the generous financial support from friends and families of the CDC, extensive work on Western's AS Child Development Center has been completed winter quarter. Thank you! Old play structures were removed, ground cover taken away, and a new drainage system was installed. Slowly, new pieces of play equipment are finding their way into the playground. A playhouse was built by a father of a past AS CDC child. We recycled our old slide, and placed it on a natural hill. We added a rock structure with falling water for the children to play with.
Please help with Phase II of the Playground Renovation
The next stage is crucial and costly. We need to build an outdoor classroom (see below). Having children learn outdoors promotes social, emotional, and physical development and fosters a healthy outdoor lifestyle. This is our final phase, and we need your financial support to raise the $20,000 needed to complete this project. Any little bit of funding goes directly to children for years to come.
Thank you so much for supporting Western’s early learners!
WWU AS Child Development Program Manager
I know we are all balancing many priorities and the cost of childcare is daunting in and of itself, but together we can bring in small gifts that will add up fast and make a tremendous difference for our children and their peers for years to come.
The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.