P-OLE-05: Infants’ Outdoor Experiences

This measure assesses the outdoor equipment and materials used for infants. The facility should provide infants with more than just blankets, balls, and toys. Infants must have age-appropriate equipment and materials that encourage infants to experience their environment. 

Some examples of appropriate outdoor equipment and materials are:

  • Foam Blocks for climbing and building
  • Tunnels for crawling
  • Vinyl Mats for crawling, sitting, or lying on
  • Small Climbing Structures
  • Push or Pull toys
  • Low Swings
  • Balls
  • Short Hoop with Small Balls
  • Low Slide

Category: Category 4: Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environments Subcategory: Outdoor Learning Environment


In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.

Outdoor Area for Infants (Example B)
Photo Example

This outdoor environment for infants has several developmentally appropriate materials. There are balls, play mats, and rattles for the baby to explore outside.

Age(s): Infant