LIST OF RESOURCE CENTERS: Some of the centers listed below are only open to public schools teachers, some only to artists, others are open to the entire community. In each case the effort is to offer unwanted materials collected from local businesses or donated by private individuals. Some are supported by public schools, private foundations or corporate giving, others by government agencies or memberships. Some are managed by salaried staff others solely by volunteers. The idea is not a new one. People have been collecting and reusing resourcesfor ages. The underlying ethic is to serve the broader community by promoting creative reuse and environmental conservation which is common to all of the centers. Check the list below for a center near you or google reuse or reusable resource centers.(Provided as a public service)
OTHER RESOURCES TO SHARE There are articles and other resources related to reuse center and creative play with open-ended materials available for download on the Institute for Self Active Education(ISAE) website at: www.ISAEplay.org
Nell, M. (2011). Play, Policy, & Practice CONNECTIONS, Published by the Play, Policy, & Practice Interest Forum of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Volume XIII, Issue 1.
Nell, M. and Drew, W. (2009). [HB1] Playing: The Possibilities for All Ages, in International Play Association USA Quarterly.
Nell, M. and Drew, W. (2011). Transforming professional practice through self active play, Child Care Exchange
Nell, M.L., Drew, W.F. ( 2010) Hands, Heart & Mind, NAEYC Play Symposiums: A Collaborative Report of Outcomes submitted to NAEYC
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