We create a place for every kid on the playground -- a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is a part of the game.
Principals tell us that nearly all discipline-related problems in school occur during lunch and recess. Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn, the kids return to class upset and unable to focus.
We can change this. Recess should be fun and energetic and safe and inclusive for everyone. Isn't that what we want for all kids in elementary school today?
When recess becomes a healthy, integral part of the school day, kids carry that positive experience with them beyond the playground.