Playgrounds are a place for play and learning—where kids develop physical and cognitive skills and build social relationships. However, not all playgrounds are welcoming to people of varying abilities. During this continuing education session, you will learn about the changing population of children on the playground, and how to create playground designs that meet their unique needs.
"The life of a special needs child is changed by all of the folks who choose to say, 'You matter, and I am going to take my creative energies and do something important for you.' I am just grateful to everybody who puts their lives into making these kids’ lives better." Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play
We are authorized to provide .1 CEUs, 1 LUs and 1 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. We also offer AIA credit including nano units. After this 60-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:
- There is a growing demand for inclusive playgrounds that meet the needs of a wide range of abilities.
- Going beyond what’s required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures your inclusive playground will be engaging, challenging and therapeutic.
- There are specific design elements to include for best practice in an inclusive play environment.
- There are best practices to ensure your inclusive playground project is embraced by the community.
CEU’s will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:
1. Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event
2. Participate in activities and discussions throughout
3. Complete assessment with a passing score of 80%
4. Complete feedback/evaluation survey.