Last Friday, Windsor Circle spent their company Team Day volunteering at Early Start Academy, one of our Durham Early Head Start child care centers! The enthusiastic group of 36 volunteers spent the morning sprucing up the outdoor learning environment and learning more about high-quality early education.
Through intense summer heat, these hard-working volunteers weeded, planted flowers, dug out a ravine, and put down mulch – just to name a few things!
All of the Durham Early Head Start centers have state-of-the-art outdoor learning environments where children can learn, play and explore. Aside from the well-known benefits of outdoor play – such as obesity prevention, learning from sensory experiences, and encouraging physical activity – engaging in meaningful outdoor activities has a deep impact on the healthy development of young children. Allowing children to explore the natural world provides a multitude of learning opportunities, and an outdoor play space can ignite a child’s learning and imagination in a way that is much different than inside the classroom.
Windsor Circle is a Customer Retention and Predictive Marketing platform for retailers. Founded in 2011, this Durham start-up powers big data integrations, advanced customer segmentation, and predictive and automated marketing programs. Windsor Circle has made a commitment to giving back to the community by focusing on early childhood education through volunteerism and by offering their professional insight and expertise.
We’re proud to partner with them and call them our friends, and we know the children at Early Start Academy are going to love learning and playing in their wonderful outdoor learning environment!