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

Peaceful Playgrounds What's Working 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."
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Reduce Playground Confrontations

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 […]

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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 the use […]

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Playground Research

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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 to support the use of […]

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Murrieta School Wins School Safety Award

Golden Bell Award Winner

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 Boards Association.

Peaceful Playgrounds […]

By |January 8th, 2013|About, Awards|0 Comments

Playground Safety Award Given for Peaceful Playgrounds Program

Golden Bell Award

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 drop in office referrals.

The program distributes […]

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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, CA.

Peaceful Playgrounds founder Melinda Bossenmeyer […]

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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 Playgrounds Program (PPP) significantly reduced playground […]


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