Play is the highest form of research

Play Is Vital

Learning through play is powerful!

Play develops and cultivates skills children need to thrive. As J. Piaget said, "Play is the work of children." This article from the Boston Children's Museum has much to say on this subject.

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Outdoor Play Initiatives

The Museum has a 1.5 acre outdoor play space. 

The Children & Nature Network is a leading organization in the movement to connect all children, their families, and their communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration, and support of grassroots leadership. C&NN works with NAAEE on programmatic initiatives related to early childhood education the No Child Left Inside Act and its associated parts.

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Out Of School Time

The New Mexico Out of School time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out of school time programs. We strive to provide programs that meet the Guiding Principles from NMOST.

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