Outside time is very important at EBJ, and it is built in to the schedule of each group twice a day, except on the rare occasions when weather makes it impossible. The younger groups spend morning time outdoors in the specially designed areas for the under-threes. A sandbox, low climbers, a playhouse, and a gathering table are basic equipment. The younger groups also enjoy “buggy walks” in the neighborhood enabling them to take advantage of the city and all it offers – Trucks! Buses! Construction sites! Fire engines and police cars! The preschool groups enjoy the fenced play space with its more challenging equipment and its large sand area for digging. Their teachers add curriculum every day to encourage gross motor development – balls, ropes, balance equipment, crates for building, pretend tools, and dramatic play. The preschools also take walking trips to surrounding playgrounds and shaded parks. In the summer, all the groups incorporate various forms of water play. EBJ is fortunate to be surrounded by natural settings in the middle of a city.