About Us

RJ Rushing
RJ Rushing
President and Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Stephanie Ginter
Stephanie Ginter
Office Manager
Spencer Nunnelley
Spencer Nunnelley
Operations Manager & Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Tori Scott
Tori Scott
Administrative Assistant
Dee Warr
Dee Warr
Quote & Design Manager & Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Ozzy dog
Ozzy
TAC Mascot
Clark Kugler
Clark Kugler
Founder & Designer

Thanks for visiting The Adventurous Child, a preschool playground equipment manufacturer dedicated to children and early childhood education through preschool outdoor play. The Adventurous Child specializes in outdoor classrooms, natural playgrounds, and outdoor preschool play equipment featuring environmentally-friendly recycled plastic and natural wood materials. The Adventurous Child has been designing children’s outdoor playground equipment, preschool playgrounds, and infant toddler playgrounds since 1986.

Our outdoor learning equipment support and encourage the state’s Early Learning Standards. Visit each of our product pages to discover what the children are learning when they play at the Playground Art Easel, Preschool Balance Beam, Preschool Chime Panel, Preschool Woodworking Center and more. No one said learning couldn’t be fun! From our Sand and Water Play Table to our unique Preschool Drum Set, we have a range of outdoor play equipment to accommodate the needs of your organization.

The Adventurous Child products are created by Certified Playground Safety Inspectors. Our outdoor preschool play equipment is designed using the safety and accessibility guidelines stated by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

We ship our finely crafted preschool playground equipment and outdoor learning products anywhere in the continental U.S. Detailed installation instructions and Early Learning Standards are included with each shipped product.

We design, manufacture and install outdoor classrooms and natural playgrounds throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This process begins with a Master Site Plan, which factors in all aspects of your site (space, utilities, slope, soil drainage, traffic patterns, supervision, obstructions, shade, fence, etc.) as well as your organization’s goals for outdoor play and learning. Please contact us to schedule an appointment with The Adventurous Child designer.

The Adventurous Child PlaygroundsA Message from Our President

Thank you for visiting The Adventurous Child!

It is my pleasure to lead a team of passionate people dedicated to improving the lives of children, educators, and our overall community. We believe that children learn better in an outdoor environment surrounded by nature. We are on a mission to improve learning communities across the US with our developmentally appropriate products that engage children and teachers.

We design, manufacture, install and ship all of our products in-house. Clients across the country have been working with us since 1986 to improve their playgrounds and take their classroom outside. Our unique products and playgrounds focus on curriculum and early learning standards improving children’s confidence, sense of community, and performance in school.

If you are looking to incorporate STEM based curriculum, natural play areas, and developmentally appropriate products into your program, then you have come to the right place. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your program.

– RJ Rushing, President