News and Updates

04/23/15 Congratulations to the United States Department of Defense's Child and Youth Programs on receiving the 2015 John Preston Award!
The John Preston Award is given annually to a group or organization that...
04/20/15 Congratulations to Dr. Donna Thompson and Dr. Susan Hudson on receiving the 2015 Ahrens Playground Advocate of the Year!
Ahrens Playground Advocate of the Year The Ahrens Playground Safety...
01/23/15 Our thoughts are with the community of Loveland, Colorado.
Follow this link for the story of the loss of one precious little girl....
01/20/15 Playground Safety Week is coming soon!
Playground Safety Week is April 20-24, 2015! Visit our website for ideas...
12/22/14 Happy Holidays from NPPS!
Thank you for a great 2014! We wish all of you a very Happy New Year!
10/28/14 Senator Harkin visits UNI!
NPPS thanks Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa for his amazing career helping...
10/23/14 Visit us in Dallas!
NPPS will be traveling to the NAEYC Conference in Dallas, Texas November 5...
04/21/14 Blue Springs School District wins John Preston Award!
The John Preston Award is given annually to a group or organization that...
04/21/14 George Sushinsky is Ahrens Playground Safety Advocate of the Year!
The Ahrens Playground Safety Advocate of the Year is given to an...
01/24/14 Submit a Nomination for Yearly Awards!
Ahren's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year Award Do you know someone...
04/15/13 Playground Safety Week 2013
We have designated April 22-26, 2013, as National Playground Safety Week!...
02/13/13 Enter Worthy Recipients for NPPS' Yearly Awards
Ahren's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year Award Do you know someone...
01/17/13 Prevent Sliding Injuries
Adults seeking to prevent a small child from being injured going down a...
01/04/13 Crucial Role of Recess in School
The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health has issued a...
04/26/12 Playground Safety Week
National Playground Safety Week is a time to focus on children's outdoor...
09/16/11 Dr. Heather Olsen with BAM Radio
Dr. Heather Olsen was featured on a radio segment with BAM Radio with...
09/16/11 Award Winners
Congratulations to Walt Henderson for being the Ahren's Advocate of the...