Outdoor Classroom

What began as a possibility has rejuvenated Caring Connection Children’s Center into a new-found LOVE! It’s all about our Nature Playscape or Outdoor Classroom! We have ditched the metal and temporary plastic and instead have incorporated a growing and changing, natural play space, into the yards of both locations.

Outdoor Classroom

At the time of this writing, I can tell you what the yards are comprised of…but the truth is that they may have changed by the time you read this!

Outdoor Classroom | Midtown Sacramento Child Care

We have a dry creek bed at our Midtown campus that inspires so much discovery, team working and play. We can add a hose with running water or watch as the children make up their own ideas for how to play and learn in the creek.

Outdoor Classroom | Midtown Sacramento Child Care

In our West Sac campus we have a beach complete with large driftwood, buried shells and sea glass. Flanked by banana trees and beach grass, this natural pristine space is a treat for children. Add water, during warm months and, voila…the beach!

Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care

At both campuses there is a Mudpie Kitchen, where pots and pans come together with leaves, bark and dirt and inevitably become a cupcake or an ice cream cone offered up to teachers and children.

At Midtown, we offer a Banging Post for percussion in the yard, and a mirrored garden wall

Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care

In West Sacramento, our log jump circle (for gross motor development) and a natural social circle leads directly to the sound garden fence.

Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care

West Sac Campus boasts a slide hill and a climbing island to break up the cement pavement . And a grassy meadow creates a soft space for babies and toddlers.

Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care
Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care

Outdoor Classroom | West Sacramento Child Care

Midtown also has a climbing hill  and a sensory garden for herbal additions to our fabulous menu of pure enjoyment. Midtown still has a large climbing structure, but we have added a decomposed granite trail  all around it and once water is added, this is a summer day’s highlight.

Outdoor Classroom | Midtown Sacramento Child Care
Outdoor Classroom | Midtown Sacramento Child Care
Outdoor Classroom | Midtown Sacramento Child Care

See our blog and watch what happens next in our Nature Playscapes. Where cut branches become a new part of the playground, where seasons do exist and create new environments for learning, play and pure joy!

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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