Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet
Identifying or directing to a boys or girls restroom with childrens’ bathroom signs can make young guests feel welcome and more comfortable. Providing smaller scale bathrooms to accommodate children also enhances cleanliness and utilization. Additionally, childrens’ restroom signage in schools and day care facilities can be used to indicate that only approved adults should use a particular toilet.
In regards to ADA compliance, children’s bathroom signs are one of the few signs we recommend hanging at a lower height than other ADA signs in your facility. Specifically, signs for children should be at the lowest height allowed, which is 48″ at the bottom of the lettering. Other ADA signs, meant mostly for adults, should be installed at a more adult appropriate height. The 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design allows for the bottom of the lettering to be up to 60″. For more ADA sign mounting requirements review our ADA Guide. Also, please note, that in California state-specific guidelines stipulate 48″ to the bottom of the braille, not the letter base.
This restroom sign sub-category includes boys and girls signs with both the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA or person in a wheelchair pictogram) and the newer modified ISA. In New York and Connecticut the modified ISA is required.
For overall children’s restroom design guidance we have found three high quality resources that are very helpful during the building planning and design phases.
Headstart Design Guide – detailed build requirements for their program
Whole Building Design Guide – illustrates a 12,000sqft example for a child care center with helpful notes about requirements
The most thorough resource we found is a 4-part guide put together by Community Investment Collaborative for Kids. This guide is comprised of big .pdf documents, each with a unique focus. The first part is relevant to anyone starting a construction project. If your favorite subject was recess, like me, the fourth part is a fun read too.
Many who purchase Children’s Restroom signs select a bit of customization to create a playful, branded experience. It’s easy, just give us a call or reach out with the Form at the bottom of our Custom Signs page.
Within our sub-category product pages there are 13 colors of content and braille to choose from. Additionally, a clear braille option is available. Colors can appear differently on computer screens than they do in-person. To be sure your signs meet expectations, we suggest ordering a Green Dot Sign sample!
Our sample sign is handcrafted in Minnesota with the same machinery and processes as our Ready to Order ADA signs. Sample signs are our most common 7.25″ by 9.25″ size. They are made of aspen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have a beveled edge, and contain 3D non-toxic printed content. The front of samples has a random pictogram with lettering and braille in one of our 13 standard colors. The sample back shows all of our standard 13 colors in both letters and a raised square.
Holding a high-quality Green Dot Sign product will make you appreciate its unique beauty. Selecting a 3D printed color within your interior environment will ensure you are pleased with your choice for years to come.