We believe that learning does not have to take place in a structured environment, however, learning can take place anywhere in the community with trained and nurturing early childhood professionals. With the current state of the early childhood educational system in Louisiana, Community Playdates is a cost effective solution that has all the ingredients to prepared children under the age of 5 year old for kindergarten.
Community Playdates aims to provide a safe and happy environment where all children can play, learn, develop and fulfil their potential. Our focus is to meet the needs of each child by working with parents and caregivers and recognizing that all children are unique. Community Playdate's environment is planned to enhance the development and education of children through safe and stimulating equipment and activities and to give an opportunity for all children to learn through example, experience and play, preparing them for life at school and the future.
One of the most promising aspects of Community Playdates is that it will create opportunities for children from different neighborhoods, economic & social background, ethnicities to come together for a playdate. Community Playdate does not discriminate you based on your income, ethnicity and gender and/or religion, playdates embrace every child under the age of 5-year-old who wants to play, explore and learn.
Another promising aspect of Community Playdates is that it gives the community the ownership that it takes a village to raise a child. It gives the child a sense that she/he belongs in this community because he/she is surrounded by adults who live in the community.
Community Playdates will allow the child to identify him/herself through play development activities as well as through interaction with other children. Community Playdates encourage children to explore what they hear, how they feel and what they touch. It is an environment that will focuses on the child's social, mental, language, physical and cognitive development.
The most innovative about Community Playdates is that it is mobile where it can go anywhere in the community. Learning can take place anywhere in the community, in the church, community center, banks, playground, library, recreational center and etc.