Structured gathering places. By placing gathering areas in proximity to play areas, children are encouraged to try social behaviors, knowing that they can remove themselves for personal space and calming if necessary. At the same time, parents and caregivers can gather for support and conversation, yet remain in proximity to their children.
Family and caregiver support. The playground will include areas where parents can gather for friendship development and parent to parent support, in proximity to their playing children for ease of supervision.