Childcare Center Application for Complimentary Design Services
The OLE! Texas initiative promotes the design of outdoor learning environments (OLEs) for childcare centers throughout the state as a means to increase physical activity, food awareness, and enhance education in more natural outdoor spaces. Childcare centers are invited to apply for complimentary design services by filling out the form below. Complimentary services are awarded on a limited basis. There are examples of previous designs provided to childcare centers on the Projects page.
Selected centers will receive the following complimentary services:
A community presentation to educate parents, teachers, administrators, and community partners about OLEs
A collaborative workshop where a designer and the center work together to design the center's OLE
An illustrative master plan of the center's OLE
Ongoing technical support from the designer where the center can ask questions to clarify the process even after the design is provided to the center
The designer will help the center identify resources for building the OLE
The designer will help the center phase the construction of the OLE based on the center's financial and labor resources
***The design services do not include funding or labor to build the OLE.