ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
NPPS is the leader in research, training, and development of S.A.F.E. play areas! NPPS' mission is to help the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children.
Public playground equipment continues to be a major cause of injury for children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 90,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
Established in 1971 to represent private specialized education programs serving individuals with disabilities and their families. NAPSEC represents early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, postsecondary college experience programs and adult living services.
CDC's Center, Institute, and Offices (CIOs) allow the agency to be more responsive and effective when dealing with public health concerns. Each group implements CDC′s response in their areas of expertise, while also providing intra-agency support and resource-sharing for cross-cutting issues and specific health threats.
Good signs incorporate design and marketing decisions creating the message, look, colors, sign types, sizes, quantities, etc. to create the required impact.
ENVIRONMENT RATING SCALES
A thorough revision of the ECERS, designed to assess group programs for children of preschool through kindergarten age, 2½ through 5.
A thorough revision of the original ITERS, designed to assess center-based child care programs for infants and toddlers up to 30 months of age.
Designed to assess group-care programs for children of school age, 5 to 12.
Designed to assess family child care programs conducted in a provider's home.