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ERIC Number: EJ754743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Ensuring Playground Safety
Caesar, Betsy
Child Care Information Exchange, n157 p66-69 May-Jun 2004
The importance of motor development has been well understood by early childhood educators for many years. Unfortunately, they have received little in the way of guidance from designers or manufacturers of play equipment as to how to provide for safe active play. Things have gotten a lot better since 1991. Advocates for children's play have cooperated with manufacturers of children's play equipment and have written a safety standard which now ensures safely designed equipment for children aged 2 to 5 and children aged 5 to 12. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission has revised an outdated guideline for public playground safety. A few states and child care licensing organizations have adopted nationally published standards and guidelines as their requirement for playground safety. But compliance with playground safety guidelines and standards is still very low. This article illustrates how every child care center can do their best to ensure the safety of their children on the playground.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States