Our fenced playground provides both sun and shade for the children’s comfort. It is equipped with a sandpit, climbing structures, and a garden area, and is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a School Yard Habitat. Our schedule allows the children to play outside before and after lunch and in the afternoon after the school day is over.
Our families of the 2013 – 2014 school year had a yard sale that raised enough money to buy a large peace pole. The pole has the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” carved on all sides in eight languages, chosen to reflect the diversity of our staff and the families that call Children’s House home: English, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, Japanese, Vietnamese, and a special “animal” language of paw prints and tracks to represent our love for nature and the woodland creatures we encounter in our backyard.
Our landlord, The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, in conjunction with Reston Association, has established a nature trail that is an accredited Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. UUCR was the first church in Reston to do this, and they are proud of their commitment to help promote environmental consciousness and, more specifically, to foster development and maintenance of backyards in ways that help sustain indigenous wildlife.