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The Recess Bill – Passed!

"Recess Moms" in Tallahassee

A first-hand account of how two Orlando moms drummed up support to pass Florida legislation requiring a 20-minute daily recess for most public elementary schools.

In 2014, when my twin boys (Zachary and Declan, now 11) were in second grade, they would come home from a full day of school crying that the day was too long. They had little time in the day to rest, relax, socialize and play with friends. 

Their excitement for school was disappearing. There’s a short window of time to instill a love of learning in children, and I was afraid the window was going to close for my boys. In one of our conversations, I asked if they were excited to play at recess. They told me they didn’t get recess every day anymore, only on non-physical education (PE) days. That meant recess only once or twice a week. I was not OK with that. They were only 8 years old. Some of my best childhood memories took place on the playground during recess. I wanted my boys to have those memories. I wanted to fix this problem before it was too late for them, and so that my youngest son (Noah, now 7) wouldn’t experience the same thing.

Around the same time, my friend Amy Narvaez became concerned as well. Her girls were in second grade and kindergarten. Her youngest child wasn’t coming home telling tales of friendly adventures on the playground like her older sister had at her age. 

Recess Is Necessary for Future Success

Recess as part of the school day is well researched and recognized as a critical component of healthy child development. During recess, lifelong skills are acquired for communication, negotiation, cooperation, sharing, problem solving and coping. These skills are not only foundations for healthy development but are more predicative of future success than any other measure. Recess optimizes social, psychological, emotional, physical and cognitive development; maximizes learning effectiveness and retention; and improves classroom behavior, memory and attention. It provides an unstructured break from instruction during which children can be children. Playing is learning.

Waiting for someone else to solve our problem wasn’t working, so Amy and I joined forces to bring back recess to our schools. Along the way, many other parents joined our mission. Although our children had their daily recess reinstated relatively quickly, we pressed forward because we knew that every child across the district (and eventually statewide) was worthy of the daily break that had been restored for our own kids.  

Simply put, we were willing to dedicate our time and resources to advocating for our children. Because not every parent is able to do that, we felt a responsibility to keep fighting for their children too. 

High Stakes Testing 

We immediately discovered what happened to recess: testing. The stakes attached to the tests are high – for districts, for schools, for teachers and for our children. As a result, a quantity over quality philosophy is often taken when it comes to instruction and test preparation, overloading schedules and adding mandatory expectations on top of the State’s requirements. Recess slowly began to disappear. Meanwhile, our children were suffering. Their best interests had fallen to the bottom of the priority list.

Renewed efforts by parents to restore daily recess for our children began in the summer of 2014 in Lee County, then in Lake County. I became a “Recess Mom” in Orange County a few months later, and then the movement spread to Polk, Osceola, Duval, Miami-Dade, and Okaloosa Counties and more. Amy and I researched recess, met with principals and district-level employees, created advocacy groups on social media, distributed fliers, interviewed with local and national news media, addressed our school boards and superintendents and rallied for recess.

“My boys were in second grade when they told me they only got recess once or twice a week. I was not OK with that. Some of my best childhood memories took place on the playground during recess”

—Angela Browning

Lobbying for Recess

We gave it our all at the district level and experienced moderate success, but we weren’t able to obtain the research-based, universally recommended 20-minute daily recess policy districtwide. So, we joined forces with the Florida PTA and numerous child-centered and health and wellness organizations in an effort to solve the problem. We sent more emails and placed more phone calls to legislators than we can count, and then pooled our gas money and set our alarms for 3 a.m. to travel to Tallahassee almost weekly to “lobby” for a mandate that would ensure our kids would get the break in the day they needed. Our strategy was to hold our elected officials accountable while educating them about our position and building relationships.

It took two legislative sessions to achieve our goal, but our voices were heard. Sponsored by Representative Rene Plascencia in the House, a teacher, and Senator Anitere Flores in the Senate, a lawyer and mother of two, our little recess bill moved through the process and enjoyed support from a vast majority of legislators. Our bill was ultimately swept up with a variety of other bills and included in a larger education bill that earned cheers and jeers from both sides of the aisle. 

The Recess Bill — Passed!

Certainly, our recess bill passing on its own would have been preferable, but a recess mandate passed, and we’re thrilled! Effective July 1, 2017, 20 consecutive minutes of unstructured, free-play recess must be provided every school day for elementary school children in kindergarten through fifth grade in addition to the existing 150 minutes per week of structured physical education. Unfortunately, because of an unexpected, last-minute exclusion for charter schools, the mandate isn’t perfect yet, but we’ll continue our work to ensure daily recess for all of Florida’s public elementary school children.

Three years ago, we set out to bring back recess for our own kids. Along the way, we were joined by thousands of parents committed to doing the same. We are proud that our effort serves as a reminder that the best interests of our children must always remain at the heart of the decision-making process, and that our educational system was set up to serve our children. 

It’s a boost for parents who worry and wonder whether they have what it takes to identify a concern, step outside their comfort zone and change things for the better. Most of all, it’s a win for our kids. We came together and put the health and wellness of Florida’s children first, and that is something to celebrate.

Written by
Angela Browning

Angela C. Browning and her husband, Brandon, are the proud Orlando-based parents of three boys. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and literature from Eastern Michigan University and earned her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law. Follow her group’s effort at facebook.com/groups/ocpsrecess and @RestoreRecess on Twitter.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
November 3

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How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

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$35 per person.

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November 4

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November 4

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Thursday, November 4, 6:00 pm
106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801
407-849-1665
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November 5
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6-12 mo – 10am-11am

12-18 mo – 11am-12pm

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
November 5

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November 5
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November 5
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November 5

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

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$35 per person.

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1:00 pm / 7:00 pm
November 5
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7:00 pm / 9:00 pm
November 5

Host A Family Movie Night At Home

Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming.

Download printable Family Night movie tickets , movie marquee signs and a movie snack box !

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November 6

Celebrate the season with this epic event you don't want to miss.

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November 6
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8:30 am / 10:00 am
November 6

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops.

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

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9:00 am / 10:00 am
November 6
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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
November 6

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10:00 am / 2:00 pm
November 6

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10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!

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4968 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803! (321) 281-8386!

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November 6

Public skating is for children 12 years old and younger and their parents.
$8.00 admission includes regular skate rental

Adults that want to skate the admission is only $5.00 with every paid child and as always non skating chaperones are free.

Need a lesson?

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How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

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$35 per person.

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1:00 pm / 7:00 pm
November 6
Join us in October for lots of fall fun on the farm! Included with admission: Pumpkin Patch & Photo Spots Farm Animal Petting Zoo Hayride Jolly Acres Play - bounce pillow, trike track, giant slide, maze, barrel train & more Saturdays and Sundays, October 8-31 - Free live performances for children Also available at additional cost: Bar, Grill, Fry Shack, & Sweets Gifts and Souvenirs Horse & Pony Rides - Saturdays & Sundays only Pumpkins for purchase Private Fire Pits & Birthday Party Area Online tickets are sold at a reduced price of $8-$15 and guarantee entry on busier days that may fill to capacity. Visit the ticketing site for more details.
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Nature Play
November 6

Fables on the Farm is a children's fun time here at Wildflower Farm.

They will read a children's book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join for a meet and greet! We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Then they will ask for you to help to us give the "kids" a bottle of warm milk!

Farm products, local craft items and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission is $12.50 per person. (1 and under free)

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4:00 pm / 5:00 pm
November 6

The Hive: A Makerspace- Join the Maker Movement! Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own: 3D Design for Printing, Make Your Own Mouse Ears, Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

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November 6

Yee-haw! Eight seconds may not seem like a long time, but when a bull rider is trying to stay on a bucking bronc, you'll be frozen with suspense!WHAT TO EXPECT:
Get ready to be mesmerized by the excitement and unpredictable danger of the Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. Known for being an unforgettable evening of family-fun, the 1,200-seat rodeo arena draws rodeo athletes from all over to compete in trick riding, barrel racing, and of course, bull riding. Our Saturday Night Rodeo is a guest favorite and allows all guests to discover talented contestants while also enjoying a patriotic tribute to our armed forces. So come on down to the rodeo for a wild Florida night!INFO & TICKETS:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the Rodeo. We do not offer advance tickets.Guests staying at the resort do get priority for tickets; any tickets left after resort guests are available to the public.Adults $25 • Children (ages 5-12) $15
Children 4 and under are complimentary
All ages are welcome

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November 6

All Your Favorite Classic Cars Come Together at One Place.

Join us every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida.

The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00 pm and welcomes show-quality 1983 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30 pm and all registered cars are able to participate.

The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It's the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.

Here are some reminders and safety precautions to ensure everyone enjoys their time at Old Town:
- Practice safe social distancing between you and other guests of at least 6 feet.
- No gatherings or congregating of more than 10 individuals.
- Face masks or coverings are strongly encouraged while you enjoy Old Town.
- Face masks are county mandated inside public facilities in Osceola County.
- Old Town has placed additional sanitizing stations throughout the property and at each restroom.
- All Old Town staff, security and housekeeping are required to be temperature checked and wear masks at all times.
- Old Town requires cars be parked at least 6 feet apart to ensure cruiser and guest safety.

For more information on how to stay safe and healthy during your visit to Old Town, please visit Stay Safe.

PARTICIPATING CLASSIC CARS: enter Old Town from Highway 192 under the east (left) side of the Jukebox signs where you’ll be greeted by Event Staff. They will then direct you to a security escort down the brick streets. Please do not drive on the bricks without permission.

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