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Wells Fargo Grant Helps NMC Strengthen Play at Elaine Wynn Elementary School!

Thanks to a Wells Fargo grant award supported by NMC Advisory Board member Brian Formisano, Wells Fargo Region Bank President, a group of approximately 850 kids will learn how to create positive and productive relationships with one another through play. During the week of October 1, 2019, Nevada Medical Center, in partnership with Playworks, facilitated a week-long Recess Reboot at Elaine Wynn Elementary School. School leaders, staff, students, and the identified recess team spent the week learning how to re-connect with students during recess.  Recess reboot helps educators rethink playtime and restore the belief that play is a basic human need.  Kids who play are more resilient, active, and empathetic.  Through play, kids learn how to make friends, gain confidence, solve problems, and be part of a team. They learn the social and emotional learning skills that will be rehearsed in classrooms, board rooms, and throughout their lives.