The 7 Cs

The 7 Cs link the physical condition of outdoor play environments to what we know about childhood development.  These key principles can help guide you and your design team while you create your new play space. The 7 Cs are based on the Outside Criteria study, led by Susan Herrington with Chandra Lesmesiter, Jamie Nicholls, Kate Stefiuk, and Alison Maddaugh. This five-year study was funded as part of the CHILD project, headed by Hillel Goelman.

For learn about each C, scroll over it below and click for more information. You can read the full 7 Cs report here.