The Great Outdoors

Montessori Country Day School

School Year & Summer Camp

Outdoor Learning Environment

Students are spending more time outdoors as the weather gets warmer and physical activities and lessons utilize the campus grounds. Teachers and athletic coaches invite children to explore their surroundings and socialize with peers through organized and open-ended play. This is one of the many advantages of being at a school with several playgrounds and open spaces for learning.

As children run, jump, and investigate, they come in contact with the plant and insect life that we share our campus with throughout the school year and summer. MCDS follows landscaping and pest management guidelines and works closely with specialists who suggest the best approach to ensuring children are safe while playing outdoors.

Staff, Care Givers and Parents Working Together

Healthy and Safe Outdoor Play

We can ensure that children have healthy and safe outdoor time by incorporating preventative measures into our daily routines. Maintaining open communication will help us all work together to support students and campers throughout the school year and summer months.


Here are a few recommendations:

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hats and Caps
  • Socks and Sneakers
  • Check yourself and family members for insect bite marks and lodged ticks.


Montessori Country Day School will continue to work with our landscapers, pest management company, and medical professionals to maintain a healthy and safe environment for students, staff and families.

Resources

The CDC generates and posts important information that can help us in making good health and safety decisions. Please take a look at the few that I have noted below.


Ticks: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html


Insect Repellent: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html