Watch Out, Sun! Here We Come!
Organized by: Kamal Kharbanda
Ever tried to have fun on a playground when it’s over 100 degrees outside and in the sun all day long? At Tiny Tots Preschool and Childcare, we have a fantastic outdoor space dedicated to our preschoolers, with slides, swings, and other exciting things to climb on, as well as open spaces to run around and have fun in. However, while our outdoor area is huge and full of enticing places for our preschoolers to be active in, there is little to no shade coverage to protect our kids from the scorching Arizona sun, especially during the summer months. Unfortunately, this means that our preschoolers are limited to only 10 minutes of outdoor physical activity per day during the hotter time of the year, which can last over 1/3 of the year! We want our preschoolers to have the opportunity to spend at least 45 minutes to an hour multiple times a day being active outdoors without having to risk a sunburn. Located in a low-income area where 40-80% of families are below 185% of the federal poverty level, raising funds to build shade structures has proven to be quite a challenge. Help us promote sun safety and physical activity with our preschoolers by contributing to our shade structures!