Handicapped or not, all kids at Lincoln Early Learning Center now have access to the school’s playground, thanks to the efforts of the District 75 Facilities and Grounds team and a state grant.
Lincoln Principal Carol Bennett opened the improved playground in a quick before-school ribbon-cutting ceremony recently while students waited eagerly to break it in. Joining her in the ceremony were District 75 Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Jamie DiCarlo, District 75 Director of Facilities and Grounds Dave Zaremba, and a pair of Lincoln students.
School District 75 used a Preschool For All (PFA) grant to pay for the improvements. The solid rubber surface pathways are designed to help children with disabilities get access to playground equipment. The rubber surface combines with a deep layer of wood chips to provide students a soft surface in and around the equipment.