Playground Partners

For elementary-aged children, learning and play go hand in hand. To strengthen an outdoor playground environment is to strengthen
the capacity for learning in the classroom. Understanding this, it is with great excitement that the YMCA Playground Partners teams with

Pomona Unified School District.

YMCA Playground Partners is a program designed to enrich the playground experience by providing an outdoor play curriculum for
1st-6th grade students that builds self-confidence, models effective communication and conflict resolution skills, and encourages
teamwork and sportsmanship. Working in partnership with school administrators, parents and students,
YMCA Playground Partners focuses on using the playground as an authentic classroom to reinforce the development of social skills.


YMCA Playground Partners consists of two important components:

  • Parent volunteer training
  • An age-appropriate outdoor play curriculum.