Two girls sitting in a plastic tub

 

Indoor Large Motor Areas

Children of all ages at the Lindgren Child Care Center have daily opportunities for outdoor play (when weather, air quality, or environmental safety conditions do not pose a health risk). When outdoor opportunities for large-motor activities are not possible because of conditions, the center provides similar activities inside. Indoor equipment for large-motor activities meets national safety standards and is supervised at the same level as outdoor equipment.

  • We do not go outside when winter wind chill temperatures are -10 degrees F., nor when the air temperature is 0 degrees F. Be sure your child has clothing suited to the weather.  We may ask you to go home and get appropriate clothing when needed.  It is the Center’s policies that if children are healthy enough to attend child care they are healthy enough to go outdoors.
  • Our indoor large muscle areas include the wrestling gym and the upper Halenbeck balcony gym.  Each offers some different qualities for the children.  Each offers the children a chance to run, jump, and roll to gain strength and confidence in self.  The wrestling gym gives the children a place to run, jump, roll and wrestle in a soft environment where safety from falling on hard ground is not a concern because the floor and walls are padded. And the upper balcony in Halenbeck gives the children a unique experience of riding bikes and gaining strength in a large and high room.  Indoor equipment for large-motor activities meets national safety standards and is supervised at the same level as outdoor equipment.

 

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