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Study: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program increase vigorous physical activity at recess

Study: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program increases vigorous physical activity at recess.   A recently released study on Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program, documents that the proportion of students involved in vigorous activities during recess and lunch recess, increased significantly from 15% to 25% during a 12-month research project conducted in 2016 by Australian researchers in metropolitan [...]

By |2018-06-27T11:59:08+00:00June 27th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds Best in Class! – Brings about Whole School Change!

National experts rated excellent! Peaceful Playgrounds addresses a number of national standards. "Their rapid expansion attests that the approach is both practical and a realistic intervention for schools interested in this cost effective childhood obesity intervention that gets kids moving."

By |2017-12-27T14:41:42+00:00January 30th, 2013|About, Awards, featured posts|0 Comments

Reduce Playground Confrontations

[jwplayer config="Large Player" mediaid="1653"]The playground is an essential part of any school and every community. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer. Reducing playground confrontations can may the experience more enjoyable. The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility. Well marked game activities provide increased [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:43+00:00January 30th, 2013|About, Testimonials|0 Comments

Playground Program Recognition

Many of the most respected sources in health and education recommend Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer's innovative Peaceful Playgrounds and We Count! Student Wellness Programs have received playground program recognition from a variety of organizations. Peaceful Playgrounds has received numerous playground program recognition awards including being  recognized as a fully NCLB Compliant Program. The Federal No Child Left Behind Act encourages [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:43+00:00January 30th, 2013|About, Recognition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playground Research

NCLB Compliant Playground Program Scientific Research Review- Playground Research Playground markings are currently a popular intervention strategy in the increasing epidemic of childhood obesity. Numerous playground research studies have shown that playground markings increase children’s physical activity levels at recess. Scientifically based research cited in the literature review demonstrates that a research base exists [...]

By |2018-01-02T10:31:19+00:00January 17th, 2013|About, Research|0 Comments

Murrieta School Wins School Safety Award

Murrieta School Honored - December 1999 James Nash The Press-Enterprise - 12/99 Since 1995, the Peaceful Playgrounds program won the School Safety Award for preventing broken limbs, bloody noses and other playground injuries at E. Hale Curran Elementary School. This week, the program will bring the Murrieta school a statewide school safety award from the California School [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:51+00:00January 8th, 2013|About, Awards|0 Comments

Playground Safety Award Given for Peaceful Playgrounds Program

Golden Bell Award - 1999 California School Boards Association E. Hale Curran Elementary School Murrieta Valley Unified School District Riverside County Dr. Chet Francisco, Superintendent; Judy Rosen, Board President; David Koltovich, Principal Peaceful Playgrounds is a comprehensive playground safety program that brought about an 82 percent drop in injuries on the playground and an 86 percent [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:51+00:00January 8th, 2013|About, Awards|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds is Honored for their Work in Recreation

National Friend of Recreation Award for Peaceful Playgrounds Friend of Recreation Award - 2002 American Association for Leisure and Recreation For Immediate Release: May 2, 2002 Contact: Steve Forest (703) 476-3472 Peaceful Playgrounds was awarded the American Association for Leisure and Recreation Friend of Recreation Award last month during the organization’s national convention and exposition in San Diego, [...]

By |2013-02-22T21:39:58+00:00January 8th, 2013|About, Awards|0 Comments

Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injury Reduction

San Diego County Office of Education Dr. Rudy M. Castruita County Superintendent of Schools Editor: Mary Blackman, Coordinator Physical Education/Health Winter 2005 A case study examined the effects of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program on injury reduction (Bossenmeyer, M. & Owens, K. 2004). The six-year longitudinal study evaluated how the adoption of and operation of the Peaceful [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:55+00:00January 8th, 2013|About, News and Media, Newspapers Articles, Research|0 Comments


Principals, teachers and coordinators give testimonials on the Peaceful Playground Program and the differences they are seeing in their schools. Prospect Hills Painting Testimonial Principal Drachman Testimonial Principal  Oak Hills Testionial PE Lois Clark Fargo Testimonial Principal Testimonial PE Teacher Man [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:26+00:00October 11th, 2012|News and Media, Testimonials|0 Comments

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