This course will identify the benefits of outdoor play for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, specifically addressing ideas for playtime outside that support children’s development. Participants will learn how to recognize safety hazards, and consider the health and safety issues related to taking children outdoors.
Editor’s note: This course is comprised of course #31375, #31372 and #31342, which are each offered separately for 0.1 CEU/1 Clock Hour.
Please Note: While our Health and Safety courses cover some topics that are required for preservice and ongoing training, your licensing agency may require specific, pre-approved courses. Please check with your licensing agency to determine whether Health and Safety courses on continued can be applied to your individual requirements.
Course created on December 28, 2018
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DE/3.0; FL/3.0; GaPDS/3.0; HI/3.0; IA Registry/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID Stars/3.0; IL Gateways/3.0 B345755; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; KY ECE-TRIS/3.0; MA/3.0; ME/3.0; MI Registry/3.0; MN/3.0; MO Open/3.0; NAC/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NJCCIS/3.0; NV Registry/3.0; NY/3.0; OH/3.0; OR/3.0; PA Keys/3.0; SD/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; WA STARS/3.0; WI Registry/3.0; WY Stars/3.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify benefits of outdoor play for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify age-appropriate outdoor play experiences.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify common safety hazards and concerns for outdoor play spaces.
|0-60 Minutes||Taking Infants Outdoors|
|60-120 Minutes||Outdoor Play: Health and Safety for Toddlers|
|120-180 Minutes||Outdoor Play: Health and Safety for Preschoolers|
Heather Olsen, EdD
Heather Olsen, EdD is an educator and consultant who has worked at the local, state, and national levels. While her expertise has been on the health and safety of the outdoor environment, Dr. Olsen has worked with a number of youth agencies related to playground safety and outdoor curriculum. Dr. Olsen has lead a number of professional development workshops and trainings on the topic of outdoor play, playground injury prevention, and planning. Dr. Olsen has been a principal investigator on several federal projects, including curriculum development, educational outreach materials, and publications. Over the years, Dr. Olsen has collaborated and partnered on projects with the US Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing Divisions, and actively participates with the development of playground safety standards.
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