Martha Eliot Health Center
Early Intervention playspace
Children's Community Early Intervention program recently celebrated the opening of a new play space at Martha Eliot Health Center. This innovative space offers a garden like area with lots of sunlight for the children to explore reflections as well as the ever changing weather outside. Simple climbing areas and toys offer the toddlers great opportunities to practice their newly developing motor skills.
"This therapeutic play space is a wonderful enhancement to the playgroup," says Jim Cote, MEHC's executive director. "It is great to hear the happy sounds of children playing as you enter the Martha Eliot Health Center."
Laurie Cammisa, vice president, Office of Child Advocacy, served as the official ribbon cutter during the open house.
The opening of the new Early Intervention play space was certainly a cause for celebration for families and staff of the program, says Melanie Griffin, director, Early Intervention program.
"We are thrilled to offer this wonderful play environment to the children," Griffin says. "As soon as the Early Intervention families walk into Martha Eliot, they are immediately welcomed into the space and the children can't wait to get to 'work'. "Of course, work means having fun and playing when you're a toddler!"