CEDARS Cuts Ribbon on New Outdoor Classroom
Recently, CEDARS (www.cedarskids.org) Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center underwent a lush transformation to update a key learning space. Designed by Nature Explore, the new outdoor classroom gives the children opportunities to explore nature while learning about the world around them. Spending more time in nature can facilitate better social and physical development, improve fitness, motor-skills and well-being, supports creativity and imaginative play, inspires collaboration and reduces violence and bullying.
As CEDARS celebrates its 70th anniversary, the child-caring organization is as committed as ever to providing incredible opportunities for safe and stable childhoods in neighborhoods with few quality options for families.
This project would not have been possible without the dedicated support from the community and volunteers, including sizable donations from the Woods Charitable Fund, Campbell’s Nurseries, Modern Woodmen, and 84 Lumber, along with volunteers from the Lincoln Police Department, and other community groups. With the help of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce the ribbon was cut on the new outdoor classroom declaring the playground open for the children.
For more information about how CEDARS helps children and families call (402) 434-KIDS (5437) or visit www.cedarskids.org.