Playground supervision plays a critical role in keeping all kids safe at school.   Yet, only a small number of playground supervisors receive any training on their roles and responsibilities. It is not uncommon as a result of the lack of training injuries occur. But proactive supervision and planning can reduce the likelihood of an injury that results in the threat of a lawsuit because of inadequate playground supervision.

Generally speaking, lawsuits against schools or providers arise from an accusation that playground supervision was deficient, and because of those deficiencies, a child was unnecessarily injured. The phrase lawyers use when talking about playground supervision is “negligence” because of a violation of the duty of care to keep children safe.


Playground Supervision Training and Certification Online

A school’s best defense in court is a well-trained supervisor. Annual training for Playground Supervisors should occur in order to ensure student safety.   Our Playground Supervisor Training and Certification is convenient and cost-effective. We offer this course online.  The Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training and Certification are designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after-school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.


This online course will serve as a certified professional development experience.  This course details playground surfacing, play structure



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PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION: A How-To Guide For Playground Supervisors 


The book will include:

Chapter 1 includes Featured Articles on Playground Supervision Reduces Injuries, People Make a Difference on the Playground, Playground Supervision Accident or Injury, The Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injuries and Playgrounds Can Be Safe: Injury Reduction.

Chapter 2 includes Tip Sheets for playground supervisors to take to the playground or to hand out to playground supervisors at the beginning of the school year: Playground Supervisors Tip Sheet,  Ten Tips for Improving Playground Supervision, Tips and Techniques for Supervising the Playground, How to Respond to Discipline Issues on the Playground, and a sheet of Playground Supervisor’s Instructions.

Chapter 3 consists of forms that may be helpful in supervising the playground including Equipment Checkout Form, Playground Behavior Reports, and a  Public Playground Safety Checklist, and an article on Handling Emergencies on the Playground.

Chapter 4: Guides consists of various guides for the playground including A Playground Supervisor’s Guide and information on download two free guides 1) Dirty Dozen Playground Injuries and the Playground Safety Handbook from the CPSC.

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