The Purdue University North Central Panther Cubs child care program has been awarded one of 15 grants from United for Children to set up a Minds-in-Motion Maze to be used by children who take part in the on-campus childcare program.
Minds-in-Motion was founded by Candace Meyer, who was the keynote speaker at the 2015 PC Early Childhood Conference. The Minds-in-Motion Maze addresses the physiological needs of today’s 21st Century learners and spurs physiological development in children, leading to measurable gains academically, socially, behaviorally and athletically.
The maze will be inside the PNC childcare facility, said Molly Campbell, Panther Cubs Childcare director. “The children will go through the ‘stations’ in a path just as they would in a maze going from one activity to the next,” she explained. “This will benefit the children of Panther Cubs in many ways. Not only will our children be active, but they will be developing the different cognitive skills they need to succeed.”
Planning is in progress for the James B. Dworkin Minds-in-Motion Maze to be part of the PNC Student Services and Activities Complex currently under construction on the PNC campus. This made will serve as a demonstration site for area educators to familiarize them with the maze and its many benefits.
The PNC Panther Cubs child care serves children of PNC students, staff and faculty during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session. A professional director and staff provide planned activities and supervised play for ages two through seven.