Hiersteiner Outdoor Classroom 011209

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This presentation outlines the improvements to the playground at the Hiersteiner Child Development Center at Johnson County Community College. Our play area is being transformed into an Outdoor Classroom, to encourage learning through play!

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Hiersteiner Outdoor Classroom 011209

  1. 1. Hiersteiner Child Development Center
  2. 2. Hiersteiner Child Development Center Proposal to Renovate and Expand the Outdoor Play Environments at the Hiersteiner Child Development Center
  3. 3. Hiersteiner Child Development Center “ To support imagination, exploration, respect for nature, and the opportunity for children to enjoy and care for the outdoors.”
  4. 4. Hiersteiner Child Development Center <ul><li>Primary Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide three safe, appropriate, </li></ul><ul><li>fun outdoor learning environments. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a variety of safe surfaces, </li></ul><ul><li>textures, tastes, smells, sounds and </li></ul><ul><li>the sights for children. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide children the opportunity to </li></ul><ul><li>climb, crawl, hide and engage in a </li></ul><ul><li>range of motor activities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hiersteiner Child Development Center Primary Goals: <ul><li>To support imagination, exploration, </li></ul><ul><li>respect for nature and the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>for children to enjoy and care for the </li></ul><ul><li>outdoors. </li></ul><ul><li>To offer a model of appropriate, </li></ul><ul><li>high-quality outdoor play environments </li></ul><ul><li>for JCCC students in the early childhood </li></ul><ul><li>courses and for visitors from the general </li></ul><ul><li>community. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hiersteiner Child Development Center Phase Area Square Feet Cost Estimate Phase I Preschool/ School-age 12,393 $152,433 Phase II Young Preschool 8,181 $100,626 Phase III Toddler 3,820 $ 46,986 Total: 24,394 $300,045
  7. 7. Hiersteiner Child Development Center <ul><li>Project Phases: </li></ul><ul><li>Observation and Master Planning </li></ul><ul><li>- Two-day visit by consultant to view space and meet with design committee. </li></ul><ul><li>- Discuss future maintenance issues, organize plan group, recruit community </li></ul><ul><li>volunteers and determine resources needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Design and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>- Design drawings reviewed and </li></ul><ul><li>approved. </li></ul><ul><li>- List of materials, labor, tools and </li></ul><ul><li>equipment needed for build provided. </li></ul>Completed: or Status:
  8. 8. Hiersteiner Child Development Center <ul><li>Project Phases: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>- Recruit volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>- Solicit for materials and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>- Determine plan, schedule and obtain </li></ul><ul><li>permits. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Build </li></ul><ul><li>- Consultant with two build leaders </li></ul><ul><li>will coordinate and lead volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>from the community. Depending </li></ul><ul><li>on size of project, typically takes </li></ul><ul><li>5 days. </li></ul>Completed: or Status:
  9. 9. Hiersteiner Child Development Center <ul><li>Timeline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groundbreaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction begins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phase I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Build? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Hiersteiner Child Development Center Playground Today
  11. 15. Hiersteiner Child Development Center Outdoor Classroom
  12. 16. Feel Sound Smell Explore the Senses . . .
  13. 17. Explore the Senses . . . See
  14. 18. A safe environment. . .
  15. 19. To encourage a respect for nature . .
  16. 20. Hide-a-ways to explore . . .
  17. 21. A place to crawl, climb and dig . . .
  18. 22. Explore, imagine and dream . . .
  19. 23. Hiersteiner Child Development Center <ul><li>Funding Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Plantings: $60,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Area One: $7,800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Area Two: $23,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Area Three: $27,000; Shared:  $2,200) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cement/concrete:  $27,700 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One: $3,300; Two: $8,900; Three: $15,000; Shared: $500 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slides: $10,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One: $3,000; Two: $3,500; Three: $3,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water features: $ 9,500 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One: $2,500; Two: $3,500; Three: $3,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Willow Huts: $ 6,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Play Area Three:  $24,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain’s cabin:  $2,000; Play deck: $12,000; Tensile shade structure: $10,000 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. Community Build . . .
  21. 25. Community Build . . .
  22. 26. Involve local talent . . .
  23. 27. Thank you for your consideration.
  24. 28. Bye!

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