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Inspiration Station

Interactive Classroom 

This interactive learning space was designed to provide families and chid care providers with a place to work with young children on age appropriate activities that spark imagination and promote learning in a variety of domains and content areas. The classroom is organized in a  variety of learning centers including art, dramatic play, science/sensory, manipulative, writing, and a special construction zone equipped with Imagination Playground building blocks. Bring the children to play in our Inspiration Station anytime during our Center's open hours or attend one of our Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am programs.


Nestled just beside the Early Childhood Resource Center, the Playscape is an outdoor educational learning space that provides families, educators, community organizations and the neighborhood with a magical space to learn and explore the natural world.  

The Playscape design began with the United Way’s Born Learning Trail—sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton.  The Born Learning Trail includes 9 interactive signs for fun, easy, learning activities for children and adults to do together.

Playscape activities:

  • a sand box for digging, scooping, pouring, and creating
  • a small hill for climbing that includes a slide and a tunnel
  • a outdoor kitchen for dramatic play
  • raised gardening beds for cultivating the earth
  • musical activities for practicing rhythm



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