The Play Sanctuary

Service Area Western North Carolina Focus Play Mission The Play Sanctuary supports Western North Carolina’s capacity for health, wellbeing and connection by nurturing play. Description We believe: Child-led play has value. Children are capable and worthy of respect. Welcoming people creates community. People need to move their bodies. Nature and simplicity inspire imaginative play.We know … Continue reading The Play Sanctuary


Plop refers to the practice of introducing new materials into an early learning environment by simply placing them in the space for children to discover. This practice is based on the understanding that children are natural explorers drawn to novelty in their environments. 



A Neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger released by neurons to stimulate neighboring neurons, muscles, or gland cells. There are many neurotransmitters, including Dopamine, Acetylcholine, and Glutamate. Here's a look at types of neurotransmitters: Here's a quick look at how neurotransmission works: