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Play is Under Threat

Early this week we read this piece by Dr. Diane Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College in Boston, published by Community Playthings. Dr. Levin aptly asks “What has Happened to Play?” We knew that play has been on the decline at home for some time now.[i] Television, video games, and the internet Continue reading

photo courtesy of Central County Regional Group

Success of the Detroit Avenue Complete Streets Project Celebrated!

The Monument HEAL Zone‘s Complete Streets Project to improve bicycle and pedestrian access on Detroit Avenue is complete, and all the hard work culminated in a huge celebration at Meadow Homes Park last Saturday! This celebration marked the completion of a 4-year, resident-led project in which Central County Regional Group members, First 5 Contra Costa, residents, Monument Impact, Contra Costa Health Services, Bike East Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Thanks to a new healthy policy passed by a Mt. Diablo Unified School district’s Afterschool Program, over 275 kindergarteners across Central and East Contra Costa County are ensured quality opportunities for healthy eating and active play. This past fall, Mt. Diablo CARES (Collaborative for Academics Recreation and Enrichment for Students) adopted a comprehensive wellness policy Continue reading