Wednesday, April 11, 2018

U.S. Teachers Place High Value on Recess

 IPEMA Association Survey and The Voice of Play

Research shows that outdoor free play gives kids many valuable benefits, including the growth of physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills. And teachers agree, according to the second annual Voice of Play Survey. The survey of 500 U.S. elementary school teachers was conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), the playground industry’s leading playground safety certification organization, and its Voice of Play initiative. Among the findings was that each teacher surveyed – 100 percent – said that recess is essential for young students’ mental and physical development.

Monday, March 12, 2018

School Grants

School Grants
Updated March 12, 2018

1. NFL Foundation
A large number of schools have brought Peaceful Playgrounds to their school through the NFL Team Community Grants.  
Deadline: OPEN NOW!    Amount  : Varies

2. Lowes Toolbox for Education Grants
Deadline: Spring closed  Fall Aug 6, 2018   Amount $5,000

3.Home Depot Foundation
Deadline: Rolling    Amount $5,000

4. Good Sports Foundation
Deadline: Rolling  Amount $200-2000

5.  LA 84 Foundation
Deadline: Rolling   Amounts Vary

6. Action for Healthy Kids
Deadline:  Apr. 6, 2018        Amounts Vary

7.  Kellogg Foundation
Deadline: Rolling   Amount Vary

8.  Action for Healthy Kids
Deadline: April 6, 2018   Amount $500-1,000

Deadline: Rolling    Amount Varies

10.  Good Sports- Active Schools
Deadline: Rolling    Amount Varies

Pacers Foundation
Pacer Grants Information
Deadline: Rolling  Amounts $10,000