New Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms

We are excited to announce that the playground at our Beacon Learning Program has been transformed into Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms. We celebrated our ribbon cutting on February 13, 2024 at 11am.


When children spend time in nature, it provides many benefits, including facilitating social development and well-being, improving physical fitness, supporting creativity and imaginative play, inspiring collaborative play, reducing violence, bullying, stress, and creating empathy for plants and animals.


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Features of our Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms

With 11 different areas for play, this new transformation will prove to be a wonderful space for the children of ECA!

These areas will focus on:
  • Building
  • Climbing and Crawling
  • Dirt Digging 
  • Garden 
  • Gathering/Sensory 
  • Messy Materials 
  • Music & Movement 
  • Nature Art 
  • Sand 
  • Water 
  • Wheeled Toy Track

Thank You,

From all of us at,
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Plus, a special thank you...

…to the following supporters, without your generosity, we wouldn’t have made it this far.
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Chaffee Family Foundation


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