Meet Coach Chris

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Chris Simmons is our Program Coordinator of the Month for November! From his great energy, taking initiative, and running incredible class game times, Coach Chris has it all! He has transformed Trevista elementary into a playful, fun and engaging atmosphere where kids can bring out their best. Coach Chris always brings his A-game and comes ready to rock and roll every day. After a tough start at a tough school, he has persevered and shown his passion for his kids at Trevista. Coach attends their sporting events outside of school, engages every person he sees, and even created his own hallway of inspirational quotes!

Give it up for Coach Chris!

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October 6, 2020

Using Play to Foster Social Connections and Physical Activity ›

Play isn’t just fun and games – it’s a vital aspect of our health and well-being. When we play, we engage our bodies, minds, and senses, creating opportunities for increased physical activity, learning, and connection with others. Play can even help relieve stress and support the development of important social-emotional skills, including communication and cooperation.…

September 14, 2020

Navigating the Maze of Virtual Play: A Success Story ›

Imagining play over a zoom call may sound bizarre at first. When I think of play, immediately thoughts of brightly colored playgrounds, tag, and high fives come to mind. I hear laughing in the background, and smiling faces fill my mind’s eye. When we take out the option of playing in person, picturing this incredibly…

September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And yet, even in normal circumstances before COVID-19, there wasn’t an equal opportunity for every kid to play. We need to make sure this disparity does…