Time on the playground is time well-spent. Being outside in nature keeps children engaged and benefits development. Research shows that play is crucial to learning and outdoor nature play supports body, brain, and behavior development.
The pandemic’s impact put a strain on early learning and child care programs, playgrounds were left empty and plans to improve structures were put on hold to prioritize other pressing needs. Now is the time to provide an incredible outdoor learning experience for your children. Green Space aims to provide play-rich, intentionally curated outdoor environments and nature playgrounds for child care centers and early learning programs. With the help of the $3.4 billion Texas Child Care Relief Fund 2022, we want to help you plan the nature playground of your dreams.
The Texas Child Relief Fund 2022
The Texas Workforce Commission approved the distribution of $2.45 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act fund in October 2021. Since then, an additional $1 billion of COVID relief funding has been added bringing up the total available funding for the Texas Child Care Relief Fund to $3.4 billion. These funds can be used towards professional development for your early learning or child care center as well as all outdoor learning spaces, including playgrounds, to purchase equipment that encourages play, learning, and child development. Funds can also be used for child care and early learning professional development.
Who Is Eligible To Apply
The Texas Child Care Relief Fund 2022 (CCRF) is now taking applications to help child care programs and centers in Texas recover from the pandemic’s impact. The CCRF does require eligibility to apply. Child care centers such as daycares, pre-schools, and other organizations providing child care programming in the state of Texas may be eligible. Proof of license or registration within the State of Texas with Child Care Regulation will need to be provided to fully complete your application. The center or program may be temporarily closed at the time of application if it is due to COVID public health safety, but a commitment must be made to remain open until May 2023. The Texas Workforce Commission has provided helpful information to prepare you to apply.
How To Apply To Use Funds With Green Space
Now is your chance to provide the best outdoor play space with a nature playground for your child care center, with help from the Texas Child Care Relief Fund 2022. Submit your information through our protected application to get on our schedule to reserve your spot and utilize your funds in a way that will have a long-lasting impact. Funds can be used to purchase one of our custom-built or pre-packaged nature playgrounds or take advantage of our child care and early learning professional development courses. One of our expert team members will contact you to finalize your Green Space application and move to the scheduling process.
About Green Space
Green Space is a mission-driven organization encouraging the full expression of childhood and early childhood development through natural playgrounds and outdoor spaces. We believe that everyone deserves a childhood rich in nature supported by intentional and sustainable environments and nature playgrounds that inspire the spirit of imagination and play. Green Space partners with early learning programs and centers to curate a custom-built or pre-packaged outdoor play environment. We also offer support for educators and families through professional development, consulting, and advocacy. Green Space sets the standard for high-quality early childhood nature playgrounds and environments.
Green Space takes development even further with early learning and child care professional development courses. These courses are led by our trainers passionate about encouraging rich early childhood development and play and inspiring new ways of thinking to build lifelong learners. Courses are offered in-person and online and provide actionable guidance for professionals focusing on infant to toddler development, preschool care and education, and family child care.
Reserve Your Spot Today
Now is your chance to get the nature playground of your dreams. Reservations are limited so don’t miss your opportunity! Get on Green Space’s schedule today to utilize your Texas Child Care Relief Funding and plan a custom-built or pre-packaged nature playground.