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ERIC Number: ED547276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Great Schoolyards: A Handbook for Elementary Schools
21st Century School Fund
Quality schoolyards provide opportunities for the physical challenges, exercise, sensory play, fantasy play, organized sports, and unsupervised free play that allow for healthy, well-rounded development. Schoolyards should be safe places where children practice social skills and develop an appreciation for the feelings of others and the complexities of the natural environment. With funding from The Prince Charitable Trusts, the 21st Century School Fund surveyed District of Columbia public elementary school outdoor space in the spring and summer of 2010. This review identified key elements of healthy, safe, and educationally rich schoolyards.
21st Century School Fund. 1816 12th Street NW, Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC 20009. Tel: 202-745-3745; Fax: 202-745-1713; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Prince Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: 21st Century School Fund
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia