Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Grants
Six early-childhood education centers in Colorado Springs have been selected to receive $5,000 seed grants to create outdoor learning environments from a two-year-old program of The National Wildlife Federation.
They are among 58 for-profit and nonprofit applicants from across Colorado. Local winners are: Ascension Children’s Learning Center; Mesa KinderCare Learning Center; Mountain Shadows KinderCare; Vickers KinderCare Learning Center; Village Seven Creative Play Centers; and HEALground at Meadows Park Community Center.
In addition to the money, the selected sites receive hands-on assistance to design and develop naturalized outdoor learning environments to enhance childhood development. Click here to read full article.