The young students in the Child Learning Center at Kirtland Community College have found new excitement with the addition of some much needed playground equipment. A grant provided by the Roscommon County Community Foundation’s – Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund, which is administered by the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), was used to purchase this equipment. Included in the equipment were a pop up soccer goal, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, a set of flying discs and a set of hula hoops.
The outdoor equipment is designed to help develop the children’s gross motor skills in areas like strength, endurance, balance, and coordination in addition to providing engaging activities to encourage students to exercise daily and learn about healthy lifestyle choices. These basic skills have been determined as necessary building blocks for later development of the advanced problem solving skills needed to be successful as they move through their learning years.