Enhance Accessibility and Inclusion

Welcoming, convenient spaces allow children of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds to feel at home and feel like a valued part of our community. Here are some ways that you can Enhance Accessibility and Inclusion in your space.

  • Design spaces to ensure physical accessibility of indoor and outdoor areas.

  • Develop and maintain policies to engage children with physical, emotional, or sensory differences.

  • Support access throughout the space for children and caregivers of varying mobility, including pathways, height of fixtures, etc.

  • Employ a mix of activities that encourage physical and sensory experiences for children with varied needs.

  • Reflect cultural and individual differences without promoting stereotypes.

  • Train staff/volunteers to adapt activities for individual needs and to engage all kids in play.

For the full list of strategies, click here!