Playground Guidelines

All First Class Pre-K Programs are required to adhere to DHR Minimum Standards for playground safety, but  NAEYC Guidelines are recommended.

In addition, the following resources may prove useful when considering the development and design of the outdoor play space for pre-K children. These resources refer to best practices, developmentally appropriate materials, safety requirements, etc.

Department of Human Resources (DHR) Minimum Standards

http://dhr.alabama.gov/documents/MinimumStandards_DayCare.pdf

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/accreditation/early-learning/naeyc_early_learning_program_accreditation_standards_and_assessment_items.pdf

Public Playground Safety Handbook

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/cos-playground-safety.pdf

Community Investment Collaborative for Kids Resource Guide

http://www.lisc.org/media/filer_public/c6/c8/c6c8b045-d3c9-46ad-ab6d-65d6b807a666/2005_cick_guide_vol4_playgrounds.pdf

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

https://www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-guides/playgrounds/public-playground-safety-checklist