The nature themed playground is an important part of the learning and development of the CDC students. Studies show that children are more engaged and inspired to learn when they are exposed to natural surroundings. At St. John, we feel that childhood should be full of running, jumping, climbing, laughing, and enjoying the world God has given us. Children dress appropriately for a variety of types of weather. The curiosity and learning of the students is enhanced by the experiences they have by using all their senses to explore God’s creation.