Setting the Stage: Planning for Intentional and Effective Spaces and Places for Children

Setting the Stage: Planning for Intentional and Effective Spaces and Places for Children is designed to identify best practices in the art of designing the physical and social environments in which children [live, work, and play] in order to promote positive mental health. Using a multi-tiered approach, including the thoughtful and consistent incorporation of Wake County stakeholders, the project┬ádefines best practice in children’s spaces and places, provides an implementation framework for future John Rex Endowment grantees working in the field, and generates innovative and effective implementation and improvement tools for the same. Ultimately, the project will support the vision of the John Rex Endowment’s Strategic Plan by broadening the expertise related to children’s spaces and places in Wake County, engendering stakeholder interest in this area, and setting the stage for promotion of children’s positive mental health through thoughtful and effective transformation of the physical and social environments of children’s places or spaces.