Our Mission

To assist families, educators, and communities in strengthening the foundation on which children can succeed.

TrainingGrounds Inc is a non-profit organization that assists families and professionals throughout the greater New Orleans area with creating rich learning experiences for children and positive adult-child interactions. Founders Melanie Richardson and Christine Neely provide learning experience workshops for parents, professional development training for early childhood educators, and a We PLAY Center where parents and children (3 and under) can grow and learn together by enjoying age appropriate toys and activities while developing social-emotional skills in a safe play space! 

Our Programs

Our programs and and workshops are specifically geared for parents, caregivers, and educators focusing on the years of birth to age 5.  

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