the tools

Things to learn. Best practices to implement. Children to support.


Read about some of the initiatives across the country that provided ideas and inspiration for Kaleidoscope.

Blanchie Carter Discovery Park at Southern Pines Primary School

Southern Pines, NC

A primary school schoolyard, using universal design and focusing on nature and imaginative play.
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Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Pasadena, CA

A family/community center integrating two-generation learning, caregiver mental health services and developmentally appropriate design.
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Kids Together Playground at Marla Dorrel Park

Cary, NC

A public park with a diversity of play areas and structures based on universal design principles and an emphasis on nature.
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Great Beginnings Early Education Center

Lee’s Summit, MO

An early education center for special needs students that incorporates family counseling services and a community space.
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Mariposa Redevelopment Master Plan and Healthy Living Initiative

Denver, CO

A transit-oriented low-income housing development and neighborhood that fosters community engagement to develop improvements in safety and attractiveness.
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Tools and Applications

Best Practices
Learn about the five best practices and how they can be implemented at your space
Read the Best Practices

The Kaleidoscope Project Initial Research

Learn about the research that provided the foundation for The Kaleidoscope Project
Download the Integrated Plan

Environments & Mental Health

Find out more about the link between early childhood environments and children's social and emotional development.
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