CAPES provides children opportunities to create their own play experiences out of recycled materials in Westchester County and nearby communities. Along with trained facilitators, CDI provides materials such as loose parts, cardboard boxes, wood, tires, fabric, paint, and other recycled materials collected
from the community for play experiences that take place in grassy parks and parking lots. The emphasis is on the importance of free play in the life of the child. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations and the materials to collaborate and test out ideas.