The Goddard School of Chantilly
In Chantilly, Va., The Goddard School of Chantilly (Westfields) was looking to create a well-rounded play environment that encouraged outdoor learning. They chose Grounds For Play because we were able to provide them with an outdoor learning center that extended well beyond the typical playground structure.
The overall site design is broken up into several different areas distinguished by a winding path, playground turf, and a concrete area. The play environment, or Outdoor Learning Center, features science, art, dramatic play, and music components.
The science area features a Weather Station where children can read the temperature and choose the forecast for the day (sunny, snowing, etc.). The music area features numerous musical instruments, including our popular Lady Bug Drum, that’s shaded with an economical umbrella shade. The impressive art area features numerous outdoor Art Easels to accommodate multiple children at once. Additionally, this area features our Nesting Tables with Chairs where children can explore provided materials, read, color, or do classwork outside.
The Outdoor Learning Center provided by Grounds For Play furthers The Goddard School’s approach of providing an enriching preschool experience where children can learn.