February 10, 2020
Thanks to a grant from the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation, the Early Learning Center was able to replace some very worn and outdated climbing equipment with new age-appropriate special education activity structures. In addition to multiple shared climbing pieces, tactile color-coded activity items were purchased to allow students to be active while experiencing color and pattern identification.
The grant was jointly written by Kris Fritz, a physical education teacher and Alanna Noack, a special education teacher at the Early Learning Center.
Alanna commented, “The students at ELC are excited to have the new equipment. They can continue to have a variety of gross motor activities and experiences while learning social skills such as sharing and taking turns.”
Kris stated, “It was great to be able to get the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation grant that allows our staff to have the equipment necessary to support the relationship between physical activity and academic learning during student movement allotted time.”
Principal Pam Kugi said, “We appreciate this grant for equipment that will enhance the development of both motor and social skills. ELC truly appreciates all SPEF has done for our school.”