“Let All The Children Play (LATCP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs that allow children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers, creating a truly integrated environment where friendship and acceptance can flourish.”-
The playground is a child’s classroom. Through play, children learn to negotiate, communicate and learn to trust themselves and others by interacting physically, emotionally, and socially with their peers. While we would never deny a child entrance into a classroom, we routinely deny children with disabilities entrance onto a playground, as a majority of traditional playgrounds are physically inaccessible. Ultimately, children with disabilities are denied access not only to their social circle but also to the vital benefits of play: physical development, cognitive growth, and social development.
The playground is a 2-Acre Universally Accessible Playground at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY.
Pictured here you can see LATCP working with local children, Nassau County Department of Public Works, & Astoria Federal Savings! Together, we created a “hand”painted mural on the exterior of the brand new ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS!
Check out this great Video on the playground by MyLITV
LATCP is dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers.
Phone: (516) 597-4937 ext. 1091
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LATCP
Playground, Eisenhower Park, Field 4
East Meadow, New York 11554