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

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Community Investment Collaborative for Kids Resource Guide

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission