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We Love Our New Playground!

Generous support from the University enabled total renovation of the YCP playground during summer 2011. The pictures below provide a timeline of this exciting project.


YCP Playground


Playground Structure

August 25, 2011

Porch Swing

August 25, 2011

Embankment Slide

August 19, 2011

Climbing Structure

August 19, 2011

New Playground Equipment

August 19, 2011

Courtyard Renovation

August 19, 2011

New Play Area

August 19, 2011

Watering New Sod

August 17, 2011

Courtyard Shrubs

August 17, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 12, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 11, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 11, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 11, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 10, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 9, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 9, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 3, 2011

Playground Renovation

August 1, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 29, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 27, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 27, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 26, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 25, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 25, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 22, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 22, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 20, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 20, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 20, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 20, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 20, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 19, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 19, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 18, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 18, 2011

 

Playground Renovation

July 13, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 13, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 13, 2011

Playground Renovation

July 7, 2011



"Do you remember the excitement of that first climb to the top of the monkey bars, your first successful two-wheeler ride, or your first swim all the way across the pool? We can all remember how good it felt as children to succeed and can probably remember a time or two when we did not. Those childhood successes and failures may seem remote and meaningless to us now, but they once were important events in our lives that had an influence on what and who we are today." 

(from D. Gallahue, Understanding Motor Development: Infants, Children, Adolescents, 1990)

 

"Movement is at the very center of young children's lives. It is an important facet of all aspects of their development...To deny children the opportunity to reap the many benefits of regular, vigorous physical activity is to deny them the opportunity to experience the joy of efficient movement, the health effects of movement, and a lifetime as confident, competent movers."

(from D. Gallahue, Motor Development and Movement Skill Acquisition in Early Childhood Education, 1993)



"In all the material the child will now or later learn to use--sand, blocks, clay, cloth, beads, paper, wood, or raffia--adaptability is the main consideration. It must be plastic to his hand and mind. Not something you have shaped for him, but something he can shape for himself, is what he wants. Sand is the classic material of childhood because it is the least committed. It is the open-minded substance, to which one shape is as welcome as another, that will enter with equal geniality into any form."


(from J. Lee, Play in Education, 1929)



Climbing provides an ideal activity for children to discover their individual movement potential, build self-confidence, problem solve, and, of course, improve upon physical traits such as balance, strength and flexibility."


(from D. MacDonald, KidRock, 2001)



"Deprivation of experiences hinders learning, especially during the early formative years. Therefore, a well-planned developmentally based physical education program that incorporates a variety of movement activities provides many of the experiences that help children develop perceptual-motor and cognitive concept learning. As educators we need to continue to devise additional opportunities for movement experiences that are often absent from the lives of children."

(from D. Gallahue, Developmental Physical Education for Today's Children, 1996)