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  1. Active Playground Supervision: Promoting Safe Outdoor Play YOUR NAME Child Care Health Consultant

  2. Objectives • Describe the value of outdoor play for young children • Discuss common playground injury patterns • Complete a playground supervision plan

  3. Importance of Outdoor Play

  4. “The center shall provide outdoor play each day in suitable weather for any toddler, preschool child, and school child in attendance for more than four consecutive daylight hours.” “Outdoor Play Requirements”Rule 5101:2-12-14

  5. Physical Health Stress Reduction Improves Attentiveness Active Form of Learning Emotional Expression Senses Courage Outdoor Play

  6. Playground Injury Statistics

  7. Safe Equipment Proper Supervision Proper Behavior A Safe Environment

  8. More than “watching” Anticipating hazardous situations Providing support for children’s play Responding to emergencies What is Supervision?

  9. Common Chronic Playground Problems • Insufficient Space • Fighting Over Equipment • Children Break Equipment

  10. National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants Staff, Injury Prevention in Child Care Part A: Outdoor Learning and Playground Safety version 3.0. Chapel Hill (NC); National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, Department of Maternal and Child Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2005. Recess and the Importance of Play – A Position Statement on Young Children and Recess, National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education, 2001 Strickland, Eric, Early Childhood Today, May 2002, Vol. 16, Issue 7 The ABC’s of Playground Supervision, S.A.F.E. Playground Supervision Manual The National Program for Playground Safety (www.playgroundsafety.org) www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf www.usa.safekids.org References