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Children at Play Network

A healthy childhood begins with play. Outdoor play is best. Free play in nature is even better.

The Children at Play Network (CAPN) is grounded in the evidence-supported belief that deep, life-long connections with nature begin in early childhood and result in healthier, happier, smarter children — and the next generation of stewards of the earth.

With generous support from PNC Bank, the Children at Play Network at Bernheim will become a regional leader in the nature-based, free play movement.  CAPN will explore new ways to develop nature-based preschools and forest kindergartens, supporting community efforts through teacher training, access to research and resources, free play days, design assistance for nature playgrounds and mini-grants.

New Website Coming Soon

A new website for the Children at Play Network is coming soon with more details about this exciting invitation to play.