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Apply to the Play! Grant Program

  • Sunday, 15 June 2014


Child Care Centres: Up to $500,000 available in grants until September 30th

The opportunity for active play — especially outdoors, is an essential element of any child care centre. Having fun while learning in a safe play area just got easier thanks to the Play! Grant Program, which offers up to $500,000 in grants to child care centres in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes. 

On now until September 30th, Play! by Crozier, a leader in playgrounds, splash pads, sports goals and site amenities, will match up to 33% on every dollar of your allotted playground budget to ensure you get the perfect play space for your child care centre. The increased funds can then be used towards the purchase of Play!’s fun and inclusive play products.

Since the Play! Grant Program can be used in conjunction with any other provincial or government grant, some child care centres have been able to triple their original allotted funds and built the daycare of their dreams.

“We recognize that available funds can be limited in child care centres, so we are extending this grant program offer to help stretch budget dollars and give children an exciting adventure on the playground,” said Play! by Crozier Sales Associate Eric Nadeau. “We hope this funding goes a long way to encouraging healthy, active and safe play.”

With the big increase in funding, you can choose your custom GameTime play products featured in our Child Care Centre brochure. Click HERE to get the seven-page PDF copy for yourself to browse through the following product lines:

Ages 6-23 months:

Tot Stuff Preschool Play: These products facilitate physical and cognitive development as children learn balance and coordination.

Early Childhood Play: Provides a variety of rich sensory opportunities while gaining confidence with gross and fine motor skills.

Ages 2-5 years:

Freestanding Spring Riders: Includes options for early childhood, accessible transfer and multiple rides. They are a hit on the playground!

KidTime Play Systems: Exciting, age appropriate activities and molded in graphics, children will discover a world of learning and exploration.

RockCraft: Leader in concrete climbing rocks for bouldering. Fun workout as they maneuver up and around boulders.

KidScape Activity Centers: Specifically designed for the way children play, learn and interact with one another.

Ages 2-12 years:

Play Trails: Products are a great way to add nature-inspired learning and play. Combine Play Pockets to create playful animal habitats and add educational signage that makes learning fun.

All ages:

Snug Play Equipment: Open-ended and moveable, children are inspired to play in more ways than ever before. Compels children to be more active and creative indoors and outdoors. Cooperation and communication are uniquely required. No installation required.

>Ready to Apply?

Applying is quick and easy. If you are a full or part-time licensed child care centre or family home day care interested in receiving funds, simply fill out the application by clicking HERE to tell us why your child care centre should be chosen. Completed applications must be received by email no later than September 30th. Once the application is received, a Play! sales associate will follow up to discuss the next steps in building your creative play space.

Congratulations on taking the first step towards making your creative ideas a reality and offering children a chance to learn through play!




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