Thank you Fitch Lumber & Hardware and InCord for your support to build these amazing Treehouse Platforms!

 
 From L to R: Ian Ostrowski, Emerson Facilities Manager, Will Harmon, designer, and Nick Schneider, EWS Alumni (Class of 2014) prepping the playground!

From L to R: Ian Ostrowski, Emerson Facilities Manager, Will Harmon, designer, and Nick Schneider, EWS Alumni (Class of 2014) prepping the playground!

 Now that our students are back, they're having a great time watching the treehouse platforms take shape!

Now that our students are back, they're having a great time watching the treehouse platforms take shape!

 Progress as of August 27, 2018!!

Progress as of August 27, 2018!!

 Illustration of completed Treehouse Platforms

Illustration of completed Treehouse Platforms

 Thanks to our friends at Fitch Lumber & Hardware for their very generous in-kind donation!

Thanks to our friends at Fitch Lumber & Hardware for their very generous in-kind donation!

Thank you to all our wonderful donors for your support of this project! 

As part of the nearly century-old tradition of Waldorf education,  engaging students in meaningful outdoor time and physical activity adds another dimension to their learning. These opportunities engage children's creativity in problem solving in a physical manner - reinforcing their ability to overcome adversity and develop grit and resilience. For example, in first grade, when children are learning "skip counting," they literally skip rope while they are practicing to strengthen the lesson.

Emerson’s educational philosophy also encourages students to challenge preconceptions about their world. The treehouse platforms will provide our children a physical means to experience a different perspective on a familiar scene thus challenging their preconceptions - their long-held beliefs of what they think their playground is and looks like. This practice is essential in developing the skills necessary for analytical thinking and evaluating multiple, often conflicting ideas. 

 We extend our gratitude to our supporters at Incord for their thoughtful pricing.

We extend our gratitude to our supporters at Incord for their thoughtful pricing.

Please donate to begin the campaign for the third step in the playground improvement plan!