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Injury Prevention for Day Camp Programs that DO NOT Regularly Use a Playground

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This is only a licensing requirement for school-age, day camp programs. Early childhood programs are NOT required to take this course. 


Who Should Take This Course

Staff who work in day camp child care programs that use a public or private playground less than once a week.

What Is a Day Camp?

A “day camp” is a school-age child care program that operates at least four hours a day, primarily during one season of the year (such as the summer), and during school vacation periods for children between 5 and 18 years of age.

About This Course

This course was developed for day camp child care programs that DO NOT use a public or private playground at least once a week. It was developed according to Colorado State Licensing rules and regulations for school-age child care programs and Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) best practices. It gives learners the knowledge and tools to identify many of the hazards found in school-age programs as well as best practices for how to keep children safe. 

If your day camp program uses a public or private playground at least once a week, do not take this course. Instead, take the course "Injury Prevention for School-Age Programs that Regularly Use a Playground."



After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential hazards in the school-age child care environment that occur indoors and outdoors
  • Describe the licensing rules for school-age child care programs that apply to hazards
  • Select the correct way to store the following hazardous materials and bio-contaminants: medical waste, bodily fluids, and sharps containers
  • Identify the purpose of active supervision in school-age child care programs
  • Create daily procedures to maintain safety
  • Identify when and how to report an injury 
Additional Information

Related Licensing Rules

7.712 Rules Regulating School-Age Child Care Centers
7.712.42 Required Personnel and Qualifications
B. Program Leaders
Each program leader must be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate ability to work with children, and must meet the following qualifications:
1. Complete the Department-approved course in injury prevention;
2. Complete the Department-approved course in playground safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers. This requirement does not apply to day camps that do not regularly use a playground; and
3. Must have at least three (3) months (460 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time satisfactory and verifiable experience with school-age children.
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