We envision the outdoor play spaces at Leila Day to be an extraordinary and beautiful area, where children have an opportunity to be immersed in and interact with nature. Our outdoor spaces help us to actualize an important core belief – that a culture of play, problem solving, and discovery – indoors and in nature – is essential to a child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional education.
We began making improvements in each of our play yards over the summer of 2014 with the help of Chris Ozyck and his team. The changes are an exciting re-creation of our outdoor play spaces to incorporate even more nature-based play into our curriculum and everyday play. Our efforts continue as we look to reincorporate nature-based play structures into our yards over the next year.
Read about our outdoor spaces in the New Haven Independent: Define “Playground”