Kimball/EV-W ECFE piloted a new offering entitled Free Play Fridays this winter. It was an open-gym time for families of birth through pre-kindergarten children at Watkins gym for one hour three Friday mornings. The suggested fee was one non-perishable food item per child. The number of participants was smaller than the previous, Feb. 8, Free Play Friday (9 parents and 23 children), but there was still a lot of fun activity: jumping, running, pedaling, throwing, rolling, climbing, scooting, and parachuting!
The food collected (we filled an 18-gallon storage bin) is being donated to the local food shelf.
Since the pilot went over so well, we are planning to double our number of Free Play Fridays next winter.