Vision Statement: Our school will provide positive outdoor and indoor recess experiences so that all students will enjoy playing and socializing with friends and adults. Recess supervisors will be provided with the information and supports needed to implement a successful program.
Guiding Principles (based on current literature – see Annotated Bibliography):
1 National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education. (2005). Recess and the importance of play. Retrieved from North Kansas City Schools website: http://www.peacefulplaygrounds.com/pdf/right-to-recess/recess-importance-of-play.pdf
2 Pellegrini, A.D. & Bohn, C.M. (2005). The role of recess in children’s cognitive performance and school adjustment. Educational Researcher, 34, 13-19.
3 Lewis, T. J., Colvin, G., & Sugai, G. (2000). The effects of pre-correction and active supervision on the recess behavior of elementary students. Education and Treatment of Children, 23, 109-121.
4 Beighle, A. (2012). Increasing physical activity through recess [Research brief]. Retrieved from http://www.activelivingresearch.org