Project P.L.A.Y School, a unique play-based pre-school for children, has found its Philadelphia home at Bok in South Philadelphia, 1901 S. 9th Street at Mifflin.
Rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach of emergent curriculum and constructivist education, Project P.L.A.Y. (Partners in Learning About You) creates sincere relationships with children, families and community built on mutual respect, commitment and joy.
Beginning in September 2016, Project P.L.A.Y. at Bok will offer full-time and part-time pre-school options with extended hours for children ages 27 months through 5 years. Bok is a natural fit for the Philadelphia location given the space's long history as an educational space and its future home for many artists, makers, and community members. Project P.L.A.Y.'s space at Bok will include light-filled classrooms and a dedicated outdoor natural playscape to be designed as part of Bok's South Philly Stoop project.
Under the direction of longtime educators Karen Chayot and Kathy Goldenberg, Project P.L.A.Y has operated a school in Elkins Park since 2005, as well as offering consulting and professional development opportunities for teachers and schools around the region.
At the open house on January 30, parents and children will be the first to see the future classroom and dedicated outdoor space, hear about the school directors' vision, and meet current Project P.L.A.Y. parents. Applications will be available on a first come, first served basis in person on January 30, and then online thereafter.
Learn more about Project P.L.A.Y. School's history and philosophy
Learn more about the vision for Bok