New Barber Institute playground unveiled today

It's an exciting day for hundreds of preschool students at the Barber National Institute.  Three years in the making, kids; donors; and the Barber National Institute cut the ribbon on a new playground this morning.

The new playground comes after they recognized a need for a new space, suitable for the more than 100 preschool kids.

Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey tells us, "we do know that children who live in neighborhoods, who don't have playgrounds, have a 30 percent more increase of obesity. For us, we want our children to learn how to play, learn social skills.  It's great for the gross motor and fine motor skills, as well.  It's a win-win experience."

Barber-Carey also says the current playground is too big for the younger kids, so this is more tailored to those kids' needs. 


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