This August the Life is good Playmakers Team will journey 1,200 miles to spread the power of joyful play and optimism. We will provide training, support and play equipment to over 300 child care professionals in six cities. These newly certified Playmakers will engage in healing, transformational play with the approximately 6,000 young children in their care, many of whom are struggling to overcome early childhood trauma. The goal is for all involved to lead healthier, more joyful lives. We launch our summer tour from Boston and then road trip our way down the East Coast. Here’s the schedule of training dates and locations:
Boston: July 30 & 31
New York: July 30 & 31
Philadelphia: August 6 & 7
Baltimore/Washington, D.C.: August 13 & 14
Tuscaloosa: August 20 & 21
Hattiesburg: August 27 & 28
Interested in applying to any of the above trainings? Click here to apply now.
A key goal of this special summer tour is to establish sustainable Playmaker communities in four new cities so that frontline child care heroes can have a positive long-term impact on the lives of many of the most vulnerable children in their cities. We also look forward to helping our friends in tornado-devastated Tuscaloosa with a special training session for 60 area Playmakers there who will provide healing care to some 1,200 young children affected by the storm. Our trip concludes in Mississippi where we look forward to adding to the big Playmaker community we established and supported following Hurricane Katrina. It is a truly joyful and dedicated community that has made an amazing difference over the past five years in the lives of thousands of children on the Gulf Coast.
Stay tuned for future blogs that will feature photo and video highlights of this joyful journey to help children overcome life-threatening challenges.