New shade structures over existing playground equipment at the Nation’s child care facilities went up in March.
Wah Zha Zhi Early Learning Centers with the new structures are Barnsdall, Pawhuska, Fairfax and Skiatook. During Oklahoma summers when the temperature can sometimes rise higher than 100 degrees, the structures are a welcome amenity to the centers.
“In the past, children and workers alike only wanted to be outside for short periods of time during the summer months,” according to a prepared release. “Not only was it hot but there was no shade for any type of relief from the sun. This created an environment where the equipment could get very hot, as well as the sand and other impact surfaces on the playground.
“With the addition of the new shade structures, the playgrounds should notice a considerable difference when going outside this summer.”
The Pawhuska Kids Kampus early learning center will be getting a new facility soon.
“The staff is excited and can hardly wait for the building to be completed,” according to the release. “We plan to provide updates as the work continues.”
All child care centers are accepting enrollment. For more information, contact one of the centers below.