On #GivingTuesday UWMC staff is sharing the reasons why we #GiveBack through Monterey County Gives.
The Big Idea
Our kids deserve to play and learn in SAFE, beautiful, well-designed spaces. UWMC will upgrade play facilities at child care centers throughout the county. Playful Spaces = Happy faces!
Play is essential to the healthy development of children and adolescents. Play influences the development of fine and gross motor skills, language, socialization, personal awareness, emotional well-being, creativity, problem solving and learning ability.
The goal of Spring Spruce Up is to ensure early learning environments are well equipped to stimulate the social, emotional and academic development of our youngest children. UWMC will award mini-grants to licensed child care providers to purchase the materials they need to enhance their play facilities and provide a volunteer team to make their vision a reality.