Continuing Education for professionals




Are you looking to expand your knowledge about playground design while simultaneously fulfilling your yearly Continuing Education (CE) requirements? Little Tikes Commercial offers educational courses for free, with automated credit reporting. If you are an architect, landscape architect, or other construction professional, you can count on Little Tikes Commercial to help you maintain your accreditation.

Little Tikes Commercial is an approved CE provider through the ASLA–Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). These courses are approved for AIA 1.0 LU | HSW; LA CES 1.0 PDH. Learn more about our courses below!

Previous Courses:

Playground Fundraising and You

You can’t build a playground without money. Organizations that understand the fundraising landscape – and have a strategy for meeting their objectives – are typically more successful. In this session, we will explore how to identify and communicate effectively with potential donors and review the strategies you can employ to execute a winning fundraising campaign. As part of this session, we’ll also discuss the realities of fundraising in a post-Covid world, including the future of online fundraising and in-person events.

Surfacing Secrets

Loose fill vs. Synthetic. Accessibility and Safety. Cost and Maintenance. Every playground requires safety surfacing, yet what to purchase is one of the hardest decisions to make. In reality, there is no perfect surfacing, but in this course we will explore all of the different options and discuss the benefits of each type. The goal of this course is to give you all of the information so that you can educate your customers. Together you will be able to make the best decision for a particular playground’s size, budget, use, and maintenance plan.`

Inclusive Play Clinic

Who needs play? Everyone! This course offers various design concepts that help people of all abilities feel welcome on the playground. Unlimited Play, Little Tikes Commercial’s premier partner, is a non-profit organization focused on transforming communities by building universally accessible playgrounds that provide the freedom of play for ALL children and families.

Cool Playgrounds

Never before have humans spent so much time indoors. One obstacle to being outdoors is sun exposure, healthy in small doses but dangerous in large amounts. This course offers shade creation techniques for designers, landscape architects, urban planners, and park and recreation professionals. We will explore the problem of overheated playgrounds and discuss natural and manufactured solutions.

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