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Certified Playground Safety Inspection

Children deserve safe and age-appropriate outdoor play spaces to promote healthy lifestyles and support active learning. Qualistar Colorado is providing Certified Playground Safety Inspections to help early care and education programs meet this need. The inspection and report make it easier for programs to identify issues and repair unsafe equipment, as well as plan for short-term and long-term playground improvements.

Qualistar is offering Certified Playground Safety Inspections to all early care and education programs in Colorado. 

Eligibility & Cost

This assessment is available to all early care and education programs across Colorado. The cost for this inspection is $250. Travel costs and schedule restrictions may increase the price. Contact us for additional details.

How It Works

Each inspection is conducted by a nationally certified Playground Safety Inspector. We’ll work with you to schedule a convenient time to visit your program and access the outdoor play spaces. The inspector will complete a comprehensive checklist and provide comments on the space and equipment. The checklist and report are provided to the program, highlighting changes that can improve safety and support healthy active play. 


  1. An official CPSI linked to a program’s Quality Improvement Plan can boost a program’s Colorado Shines scores.
  2. Understand equipment requirements and plan for playground maintenance and safety upgrades.
  3. Results can help a program strengthen its application for Qualistar’s capital improvement grant program.

What Comes After Your Inspection is Complete?

After reviewing the report, programs can incorporate the recommendations into action steps in their Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). This documentation can be used to earn additional points for Colorado Shines indicators in the Child Health Promotion component. 

Programs may also use this inspection information to apply for one of Qualistar’s capital improvement grants to help cover the cost of facility and playground improvements. Visit to learn more. 

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