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Jane Norman College has early childhood education students design inclusive indoor and outdoor environments that encourage children to explore, problem solve, create, construct, relax and become socially competent. The goal is to have children attending childcare have great places to grow and learn.   Learn more about Jane Norman College programs here....

Nova Camp simplifies local adventure through outdoor gear rentals. The goals of this program are to make outdoor exploration more accessible in Atlantic Canada, be an affordable solution to experiencing outdoor activities in a new way, reduce textile waste from outdoor gear in landfills, encourage more people to spend time outside and explore what the...

West Hants Parks and Recreation has a free kayak and stand-up paddle board loan program. This program encourages people to get active on waterways and introduces them to paddling with barrier-free access to equipment.   Learn more about the loan program here....

The 2020 Designing Streets for Kids Guide is a supplement to The Global Street Design Guide, collaboratively produced by the National Association of City Transportation Officials and Global Designing Cities Initiative.   This new Guide is a comprehensive, inspirational, yet practical guide that challenges us all to imagine a better way forward for our urban streets. Among...

Andrew Fleck Child Services, in partnership with Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group and Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, is constructing a multi-purpose iconic building on National Capital Commission (NCC) property, with the goal of promoting children’s play and learning outdoors on a regular and repeated basis. This building will house three primary functions: ...

On June 13, 2020, the Education Hub, based out of New Zealand, hosted an early childhood education (ECE) webinar entitled 'The importance of outdoor play and how to design outdoor spaces in ECE' featuring OPC Leadership Group Member Dr. Mariana Brussoni.  This webinar covered the latest research on outdoor play, risky play, and play in...

The 2020 review 'How Play Streets supports the development of physical literacy in children' was launched by the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University and commissioned by Play Australia. This review is an evaluation of the 1000 Play Streets project, which aims to 'support Australians in reclaiming their streets as places...

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) put together a shared folder of COVID-19 resources to promote knowledge sharing and provide support for the parks and recreation sector in their efforts to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak and related restrictions. In this shared folder there are templates, tools, and guidelines including those...

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 2019, Play Wales published a new report where children and teenagers talk about what’s good about the play opportunities in their local area and how satisfied they are about when, how and where they can...

Seven Cs is an informational guide for early childhood educators, designers, administrators, and parents. The goal of Seven Cs is to help people design outdoor play spaces that support the development of young children and integrate the unique qualities of playing outdoors. The guide should be used in concert with existing codes, safety regulations, and...