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Live Oak Learning Center in Rockport celebrates their new play area

Posted at 2:28 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 15:28:48-04

ROCKPORT, Texas — The effort to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey continues in the Coastal Bend and the latest project related to these endeavors is a playground in Rockport.

The goal is to bring togetherness.

The Live Oak Learning Center now has an all-inclusive play area.

Staff with The Learning Center says this will help these young kids to get to know one another.

Two years ago, Harvey destroyed the Little Bay Campus in the Aransas County ISD.

That led the Pre-K and Headstart students who attended that campus to move to the Live Oak Learning Center.

However, they didn't have a playground.

Staff says this interaction is super important and that each child may have their abilities and have the purpose of having acceptance on the playground.

“Teaching kids about kids with kids special needs they are the same they might have a different abilities but they are still kids and that it is important to that everyone is a person and it is good to accept everyone,” says life skills instructional aid Desiree McLester.

Administrators with the learning center say for children who have been through trauma, play is one of the best forms of therapy.

The playground was built with funds from Rebuild Texas, the Ed Rachal Foundation and other community donations.