Inclusive Playgrounds: Designing Spaces to Bring Children & Communities Together

Start Date
11/15/2017
End Date
11/15/2019
Description
Play is more than fun and games—it is an essential component in helping children develop critical physical, mental, emotional, and social skills that lay the foundation for adulthood. Inclusive play breaks down barriers and builds community through fostering understanding of our similarities and differences. This course discusses how play impacts child development and describes the options and considerations for designing an inclusive playground that benefits all children and the community.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Recall the role of play in child development.
Define an inclusive playground in comparison to one that is accessible.
Explain the importance and benefits of a universally designed, inclusive playground.
Describe an array of playground equipment and options and how each benefits child development and contributes to inclusivity.
Integrate requirements for ADA compliance into the design of an inclusive playground.
Use case studies as examples of how inclusive playgrounds can benefit communities.
Instructors
Sarah Lisiecki
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Course Codes
AEC1057
Provider
AEC Daily Corporation


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