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Licensing Regulation Project

In this paper, we review the Child Care Licensing Regulations that impact outdoor play for children in child care settings in Alberta. We offer recommendations for change based on the best available research and most promising practices.

The summary document is 7 pages and focuses on the recommendations.

The full document is 33-page with all the details and case for outdoor play in licensed child care settings.

This paper was created in collaboration with others passionate about getting children outside to play, THANK YOU to everyone who contributed.

The development of this paper was made possible by the generous support of funding from Government of Alberta – Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women – Recreation and Physical Activity Branch.

Also, the Alberta Council for Environmental Education initiated and incubated the Get Outside and Play Early Childhood Network and was instrumental in securing the funding for this project by emphasizing the importance of approaching this challenge from a system perspective.

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