FCF provided funding to NICAA Head Start for a Purposeful Playground in spring 2018.
A purposeful playground promotes physical activity and helps to reduce the number of children with obesity enrolled in the program and community.
The Head Start program has been in the community for over 35 years. Head Start has provided quality Early Childhood Education to the community through quality teaching, quality classroom materials as well as quality playground equipment. The purpose of this project is to upgrade Head Start’s playground equipment to add features that will encourage the children to play on it and to aid in the minimization of obesity in children.
NICAA Head Start’s mission is to “enhance the lives of preschool children and their families by providing a high quality program which includes academics, health, nutrition, parent involvement and social – emotional related services. We will partner with families as they work to set and attain their goals.”