Children with more access to natural areas have better resilience in dealing with stress.
Increased frequency and length of use of green spaces shows gains in self-regulation.
Access to green space improved children's confidence, social interactions, cognitive development, academic achievement, and emotional well-being.
Children are more active outdoors - creating opportunities for increased physical awareness, skill, balance, and strength.
Children with experiences in process art practice independent decision making frequently.
Access to art supplies and freedom of choice allow children more opportunities for abstract communication and productive conversation.
Children that practice creating are more creative, imaginative, flexible, and demonstrate increased ingenuity.
Increased practice in creating works and experimenting with materials gives children more confidence.
A small consistent group of kids leads to long-term relationships with peers.
Spending time connecting with the nature present in our community gives children a sense of place within the world that they will carry with them for life.
A consistent space with consistent peers allows children to develop a sense of responsibility toward their environment and to others.
This responsibility toward the community allows children to experience their value and position within the community and allows them to see ways in which they can improve it.
During free play children's brains are busy growing, creating synapsis that will provide the framework for their mental capacity throughout life.
While playing, children aren't thinking about what they are physically able to do - they are doing it.
With constantly improving motor skills, children are confident in trying new things and gaining new skills.
Children that take risks often fail - and then try again. This type of grit, the determination to try again, has been proven to benefit children of all ages at multiple times in their lives.