We Made Recess a Reality!

Thanks to our amazing community, the Christopher Catanese Children's Playground - A Place for Everyone to Play was built from June 16-18, 2016!

Fencing and Poured in Place Rubber Surfacing was installed from June 20-26, 2016.

Our students got to play on their very own playground on July 5, 2016. And they loved it!

Check out the photo galleries below to see the Community Build and our students enjoying their new playground.

Thursday: Playground Equipment Arrives

Friday: Community Build Begins

Saturday: Community Build Finishes

The Playground is OPEN to students!

Playground Virtual Tour

The TEC Playground isn't open to the public at this time. Take a virtual tour of the playground and it's structures below.

Mission Statement

The TEC playground seeks to provide a universally accessible place where children of all abilities can explore and discover the world together through play. Children with and without disabilities can play together on a colorful, exciting structure that inspires movement and exploration. The playground surface of poured rubber is smooth on wheels, gentle on falls, as well as highly durable.

Our playground provides a multi-sensory experience in a social, natural setting. A variety of swings and climbing structures foster gross motor development. Other elements of the playground nurture learning and imagination through creative play with sand, water and interactive musical instruments. Ramps and wheelchair accessible picnic tables ensure everyone is included in the fun.

The TEC playground is a centerpiece of our school and a place where children of diverse abilities and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to come together, share and play as a community.

Be a Playmaker and Help Make Recess a Reality:

Phase 1 Budget is $150,000: WE DID IT!

You've raised over $170,000 for our Playground!

Shop at AmazonSmile - Choose Education Cooperative

You earned $63.17 for the playground so far this year. Thank You!

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Purchase Flower Bulbs, Plants, and more at Brent & Beckys - Choose Education Cooperative

You earned $50.59 for the playground so far this year. Thank You!

Begonias, Callas, Cannas, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My! Do you want to add summer color to your garden? The summer catalog is up on Brent & Becky's. Order now and Think Spring!

Just go to and choose Education Cooperative to support our organization. You will then be taken to the website of Brent and Becky's where you can choose from their huge selection of bulbs (crocus, daffodils, tulips, lilies, etc.), plants, perennials, supplements, books, tools, home accessories...anything you want or need! In any quantity you need! In any color you want! And 25% of your sale comes back to support us! You don't have to settle for smaller flower bulbs sized for fundraising. With Bloomin' Bucks you get top quality bulbs and plants direct from Brent & Becky's. Anything on their website! Brent & Becky's will take your order, track it, fill it, and ship it directly to you! It's so easy! Summer/Spring planted bulbs are shipped from early spring through early summer.


Stop and Shop A+ Rewards: School ID 40013 - Program is closed for 2015-2016 school year.

You earned $83.81 for the playground this year! Thank You!

Go to: or call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance
Have your Stop & Shop Card ready or the 13 digit number found on the back of the card
Our School ID is 40013

You can choose up to 2 schools to support. If you are already supporting a school, please make sure to enter them again when you add TEC.

The program runs from October 9, 2015-March 17, 2016. The more you shop, the more we get. Tell your friends and family to sign up too!

Supporters can designate a school any time during the program period
p.s. this will not affect your gas points!


Submit your Box Tops for Education to TEC Campus School

You earned $174.40 for the playground this year! Thank You!

Send them in to school with your child, or mail them to

BTFE, TEC Campus School
141 Mansion Drive, Suite 200
E. Walpole, MA 02032


Send a tax-deductible contribution to TEC

The Education Cooperative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make checks payable to The Education Cooperative.

To ensure your contribution is applied to the program you prefer, please make a note in the memo line of the check:

  • Playground: please write "Playground Donation" in the memo line of the check.
  • Specific TEC Classroom: please write "Classroom Name Donation" in the memo line of the check.
  • General Donation: please write "Donation" in the memo line of the check.
  • Checks that do not indicate a specific program will be used to benefit the greatest need in our organization.

All donations are recognized at the TEC Board of Directors Meetings and you will receive a thank you letter for tax purposes.

Mail the check to:

Business Office
The Education Cooperative
141 Mansion Drive, Suite 200
E. Walpole, MA 02032


For more information about our playground project please contact:

Rose Bragdon,, 781-352-5704