Handicapped Accessible Playground Unveiled

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Parents, local government officials and members of the ECEC of Schenectady cutting the ribbon off of the new playground. Wednesday, July 20, 2016.Photo provided: Parents, local government officials and members of the ECEC of Schenectady cutting the ribbon off of the new playground. Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

SCHENECTADY — On July 20, the Early Childhood Education Center in Schenectady celebrated the opening of a playground which will be accessible to children with disabilities.
“It represented the teamwork of our dedicated staff, our families and the Schenectady community who worked together to make the playground a reality for the children to develop their motor skills and social skills through play, which is our philosophy,” said Rachelle Kehoe, a site coordinator for the ECEC and a Niskayuna mother.
The playground has a poured rubber surface, which allows children using wheelchairs and walkers to maneuver across it.
The Schenectady City Police Department, The Wright Family Foundation of Schenectady, PBA of Schenectady, Haley Brothers Fence, Bill Ritz of Schenectady Ventures, Rich and Pat Adams of Builder’s Kitchen, Larry Becker of Windsor Development, Price Chopper Golub Foundation, Capital Care Pediatrics of Schenectady, ECEC parents and staff, ECEC Board Members, and many other supporters contributed to make the playground possible.
State Sen. Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, presented a state grant of $5,000 for educational programs at the ECEC and the Wright Foundation presented a grant for $25,000 to the ECEC.