Oakland rec centers provide safe space for students during teacher strike
Day one of the Oakland teachers' strike left some parents scrambling to find a place to care for their kids while teachers walked the picket line. At Oakland's Redwood Heights Recreation Center, parent volunteer Pam Genio-Bates was trying help frazzled mom Mireya Montes fill out the paperwork to leave her 11-year-old son Nehemiah in their care, while she went to work.Read more
Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course
CPRS, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) are dedicated to promoting children's right to play in a safe and challenging play environment. The CPSI program offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety as well as provides certification for playground safety inspectors.Learn more >>
Better Access to Parks Could Make Kids Grow Into Happier Adults
As cities expand and natural oases in the urban landscape become fewer and far between, scientists want to understand how parks and other green spaces—or a lack of thereof—can affect our long-term mental health. One recent study found that children who have greater access to nature enjoy much better outcomes.Click here to read more.