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The Inclusive Playground is Awesome!

September 11, 2020
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Child Focus is pleased to announce its Inclusive playground was ready for the first day of school thanks to local foundations, companies and donors.  The playground consists of a preschool and school age play space and provides opportunities for everyone, those with mobility issues, mental health and developmental disabilities like autism to play together.

“Playing is one of the most important ways that children stay active, learn, make friends and socialize. It is also fundamental to children's development and wellbeing,” says Pamela Lindeman, CEO of Child Focus.  “Thank you to our local foundations and companies including Josephine S Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Charitable Trust, The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation, The Andrew Jergens Foundation, Park National Bank, Clermont County Educational Service Center, Total Quality Logistics and all of our individual donors for making this happen.  The expressions of joy and laughter on the first day of school was amazing to see.”   

The process of designing a playground for inclusion required a careful consideration of the overall design as well as each of the elements contained within it. Child Focus Day Treatment and Clermont County Educational Service Center CEC North staff and children provided input into the equipment and design.  The playground will be used solely for children attending The Carter Center for Educational Excellence to ensure playground safety and maintenance.

Child Focus strengthens the quality of life for 20,000 individuals in Southwest Ohio by developing thriving kids, strong families and successful adults.  For more information go to child-focus.org or all 752-1555.