Category Archives: Bogin Project

Ball Stomps for the Valley Opportunity Council

On Friday October 4th I made a return visit to the Valley Opportunity Council in Chicopee, MA to deliver 38 ball stomp toys to a wonderful group of home day care providers. Back in May, Arlene Spooner and I had … Continue reading

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Plans for spring

The month of May brings a rush of activities and community work and training. We have three “toy bags” in circulation in three pre-school programs, and are finalizing an evaluation so that we can get feedback on how they are … Continue reading

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May update- the toy bags

We have now donated three complete toybags for pre-schools in Holyoke and Springfield. These are rolling suitcases filled with movement toys and small props to help teachers in their pre-school classrooms. This has become a focus for our community outreach, … Continue reading

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ROADBLOCK- DETOUR AHEAD!!

March 23, 2013 This week has brought news that will require a major shift in the Playscape Project. To my great surprise and disappointment, the Massachusetts EEC has now reversed the approval needed to try out the playcube in a … Continue reading

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February Update- 2/23/13

This has been an important week for the project, with several meetings that will help set up the next phase of our work. I met with Linda Lenahan, an inspector from the Massachusetts EEC (Department of Early Education and Care), … Continue reading

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December 27th- A generous gift!!

I am thrilled to announce and acknowledge a generous donation to the playscape project this month. We have received a $2500. gift for ongoing work from Steven Salky and Gail Ifshin from Chevy Chase, MD. This donation will be crucial … Continue reading

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December 8th- Playcube video is up!!

Happy to announce the video of the playcube is up and running on the website home page! Thanks and welcome back to Elissa Maruca, who has rejoined the project. She will be using both her technical and video skills, as … Continue reading

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Update- House Concert raises more than $1200.

The House Concert on Saturday October 20th raised more than $1200., with additional donations still arriving. The event was hosted by Charlie Parham and Roxanne Schneider in Amherst, with upwards of 40 guests. I want to express my gratitude to … Continue reading

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September 22- House Concert for the Playscape project Invitations went out today for a house concert/ fund raiser for the Bogin Playscape project, set for 6:00 on Saturday October 20, at the home of Charlie Parham and Roxanne Schneider in … Continue reading

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July 10, 2012- Got grant!!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, and it’s time to put out some good news! The Bogin Playscape Project has received a $7000. grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. We had been waiting for a … Continue reading

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