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" Harrison and Company used their expertise to assist us through our design, planning and furnishing of a new school building. They thoughtfully suggested materials and furniture to ensure we were able to best utilize classrooms as the Third Teacher.”

-Liz Tertell, M.Ed C.A.S Christopher House

To learn more about creating Reggio-inspired school environments that invite all families as collaborators, visit Christopher House at christopherhouse.org.

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!

It's late April and in the Midwest buds are just starting to show on the trees. After this cold winter everyone is excited to get outside. Have you assessed your outdoor area? ARe there any new plans for your outdoor environment? Is your playground ready for phase two? Harrison and Company is the new distributor for Grounds for Play in the Midwest. Please let us help enrich your outdoor play environment. 

Here are a few of our favorite resources to begin assessing our door play: 

www.naeyc.org

http://www.naeyc.org/yc/article/Quality_Outdoor_Play_Spaces_Spencer

This article is a great place to begin when assessing play spaces. The article has several good beginning steps for self assessing play spaces. 

National Head Start Association provides a template for self assement of an outdoor environment. 

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/docs/ehs-ta-paper-14-outdoor-play.pdf

Public Playground Safety Handbook

http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/122149/325.pdf

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