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We catalyze local action and unlock the existing capacity of educators in under-supported communities, all through the power of play. We accomplish this through community-based needs assessments; tailored experiential learning forums; individualized coaching support; and ongoing resource development.
Now wrapping up our fifth year, Play at the Core serves over 35 early childhood education centers throughout high-need communities in the Bronx, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Brooklyn. Through our programming, we've developed truly collaborative partnerships that support individuals to redefine both play and learning as they wrestle with the greatest challenges in their classrooms and communities. This promotes child development programming that is more holistic, more intentionally-implemented, and more locally-owned, ultimately leading to significant and sustainable gain s in education program quality.