Health and Comfort Through Play and Relaxation
School: Lakeview Early Childhood Center
Last year was a year like no other. Moving forward in our new normal, the biggest need for my program right now is a sense of comfort and security for my students. By expanding my dramatic play area, children will have enriched opportunities to express their feelings and work through social difficulties they may be experiencing both in the classroom and their home environment. Specifically, an expansion of doctor, nurse and patient items will allow children to work through some of the anxiety they may be experiencing due to increased medical visits and the uncertainty they may be feeling as the grown-ups in their lives are impacted by COVID. I also plan to use the funds to purchase high quality cot covers with attached sheets that will be assigned to each student for the duration of our year. This will help students feel more comfortable and better able to relax as their cots will more closely resemble their own beds at home.