Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center of Nash Community College
Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center is on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount NC. The center is tightly integrated with the college, serving as a laboratory for students entering the child care profession. Many significant initial steps were made during the Shape NC project to increase physical activity and healthy eating, including:
- Completion of a toddler trike track
- Removal of unwanted equipment and ground surfaces
- Addition of flowering trees, and
- Planting of vegetables in raised beds.
Future plans include construction of an infant garden, a small stage, and more vegetation to provide natural loose parts and shade. In the college setting, these improvements are enjoyed by the children at the center and have the potential to influence generations of early childhood professionals enrolled in classes at Nash Community College.
The concrete pathway has been our biggest accomplishment and it contributed to the OLE and to physical activity. The children love riding their bikes on the pathway!