National Lekotek Center
Our mission is to:
Contribute to the knowledge base about the link between play and learning for children with special needs.
Develop and demonstrate innovative practices for promoting learning oriented play within families and for providing family supportive services which help strengthen their parenting skills.
Disseminate our accumulated learning about play, toys technology, and family support to: 1)Lekotek programs across the country; 2)families of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them; 3)community and educational institutions which include children with special needs in play-based programming; 4) toy industry; and 5) the general public through media efforts.