A child development facility must be designed to provide safe, nurturing, and stimulating environments essential for the healthy development of children. This section of the Whole Building Design Guide provides information on the types of spaces in a facility, and discusses the following recommendations: Be Homelike; Be Child Sized; Encourage Autonomy; Invite Self-Expression; Provide Space, Indoor and Outdoor Physical Activities; Have Outdoor and Indoor Spaces for Nature; Be Structured, Yet Flexible; Include Appropriate Space for Parents and Teachers; and Be Safe, Secure, and Healthy. Includes relevant codes and standards and additional resources.
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