Our students will now have the opportunity to build and work cooperatively in ways that extend the type of creative expression we strive to develop in the classroom.
(PRWEB) September 19, 2015
Auburn Early Education Center in Auburn, AL, is the newest recipient of an Imagination Playground and Play Associate Training (valued at over $7500) in the Vote for Play program. The K-2 public School partnered with their students’ parents and community to garner the most votes in the Imagination Playground Vote for Play program, more than any of the other thousands of schools and organizations across the United States that participated.
Auburn Early Education Center (AEEC) is a public Title 1 school that serves primary students (K-2) who live in Auburn, Alabama. The facility is divided into five pods, housing 29 classrooms. Their mission is to guarantee that all students have a heart for learning and knowledge; nurturing and serving others; investing in their world; and being resourceful with their talents, gifts and abilities.
“Auburn Early Education Center (AEEC) is thrilled and filled with gratitude to learn that we are the recipients of an Imagination Playground! Our students will now have the opportunity to build and work cooperatively in ways that extend the type of creative expression we strive to develop in the classroom. We also want to thank the AEEC PTO and the Auburn community,” shared Dr. Shelley Aistrup, Principal, Auburn Early Education Center.
She went on to say, “We also want to thank the AEEC PTO and the Auburn community. Working together, we rallied our votes through Facebook, the school marquee, email, and school newsletters. Thank you Imagination Playground!”
Imagination Playground President, Dave Krishock, offered his congratulations to all the participants and said, “We continue to see so much support within the community when an organization asks for help, and the Vote for Play program is no exception. Parents, community leaders, and educators have seen the importance of creative play in the lives of the children they serve – and work together to provide those opportunities!”
“We congratulate Auburn Early Education Center in their efforts and know they are excited to see the children’s creative efforts come to life, and the smiling faces that always accompany building with the Big Blue Blocks,” Krishock concluded.
Imagination Playground will be extending the VOTE for Play program with one last voting period in 2015. From September 28 through November 18, schools and organizations will have another chance to cast their votes to be awarded an Imagination Playground and Play Associate Training. The awardee will be announced on November 20th.
Visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/vote-for-an-imagination-playground.html to learn more about the next campaign.
To obtain updates on voting, follow Imagination Playground on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ImgPlayground or like the Imagination Playground Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ImaginationPlayground.
About Imagination Playground, LLC
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Created by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build, and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums—and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, hotels, public parts and more—in North American and over 60 countries worldwide. For more information visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com.