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."
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
National Friend of Recreation Award for Peaceful Playgrounds 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 [...]