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The National Program for Playground Safety

Resource Type

Organization - Private, Non-Profit


From their website: "NPPS has been helping educate the public about safe and fun play environments since 1995. NPPS was established at the University of Northern Iowa with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention. NPPS has developed the largest and most comprehensive clearinghouse of outdoor play areas safety information and resources in the United States. NPPS operates on fees generated through research, training, and educational resources."


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Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21)



Contact Information

National Program for Playground Safety
School of HPELS, WRC 205, University of N. Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0618
Phone: 800-554-7529
Fax: 319-273-7308
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