“Chai Lifeline, TIF’s 2014 Play Connects Grant Recipient Winner hosts a fun-filled carnival for children who are ill or grieving the loss of a family member.”
“Play therapy is extremely beneficial to younger children because they lack the skills to verbalize, ‘I am sad,’ ‘I am angry,’ or ‘I am hurt.’”
- Wayne Barton Study Center
Educare of West DuPage emphasis learning through play around math, literacy, and classroom routines with a focus on engaging fathers.
At Community Services for Children, 84+% of children are resolve all symptoms of drug and alcohol exposure by age 3, and 92% are hitting their expected developmental milestones.
Florence Fuller Child Development Center’s infant and toddler program incorporates play experiences in the classroom. (2012 Recipient)
FFCDC's program brings children joy and a creative opportunity in a safe place, preparing them for a lifetime commitment to learning and social achievement.
National Lekotek Center provides child centered “play sessions” to help children who are often frustrated with the demands of traditional toys. (2012 Recipient)
Positive educational, therapeutic, and social effects of developmentally appropriate play ripple throughout entire families.
Play Connects funded 10 evenings of “Special Nights for Special Needs” at The Magic House children’s museum in St. Louis. (2011 Recipient)
The Boys and Girls Club of Stamford’s “Project Learn” exposed kids to alternative learning methods that build self-esteem and improve attitudes towards schooling. (2011 Recipient)
Friends of the Children – Portland provides 400 of the city’s most vulnerable children with nurturing relationships with mentors. (2011 Recipient)