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Delaware's FIRST and ONLY 

Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom! 

Child's Play's Nature Explore Classroom activity areas are divided by natural plant materials and various textured ground surfaces. These areas include: Building, Water, a Boat Gathering Area, Nature Art, Music, Sand, Dirt-Digging, Garden, Climbing, and Messy Materials Area. 

Child's Play is also a certified Natural Habitat for Native Plants, Animals, & Birds. 



“Look deep, deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

Experience in the field and child development research alike are showing that all children need and benefit from more time outdoors; it is critical for their health, self-concept and future school success. The optimal learning and growing environment for young children is composed of a full integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor classroom at Child's Play enhances and adds to the limited scope of activities available inside confined classrooms. We do this by providing hands-on experiences, physical activity, social-emotional growth through peer interaction, and multifaceted approaches to cognitive development that connect children to nature and maximize their learning outcomes.

Soil, sand, water, dirt and plants provide manipulative settings that are quite different from the static, unchangable character of fixed play structures. 

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