Early Learning Facilities

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Designing Better Preschools: Improving Communication between Designers and Child Development Professionals This exploratory study examined communications between designers and child development professionals during the preschool design process. Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted to... 12/31/2005
Designing Child Care Settings: A Child-Centered Approach. This four-part manual assists child care providers working in day care centers, Head Start Centers, or nursery schools to design the physical space of both indoor and outdoor settings for infants,... 12/31/1997
Designing Classroom Spaces: Making the Most of Time Summarizes three studies on the effects of physical environment on preschool children's play and cognitive development, and discusses implications for classroom design. Notes that size of play... 03/31/1996
Designing Early Childhood Education Environments: A Partnership Between Architect and Educator Maxwell discusses the importance of teacher involvement in the child care facility design process to create a physical environment that facilitates learning goals. The physical attributes of an... 07/31/1996
Designing Early Childhood Facilities. Community Investment Collaborative for Kids Resource Guide Volume 2. This how to guide assists organizations that are planning to renovate, construct or improve their child care facilities. The publication highlights the important connection between well-designed... 07/31/2006
Designing for Early Childhood Education: What Works? Profiles the Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center at Tacoma (Washington) Community College as a model for early childhood learning center design. 07/21/2010
Designing Quality Child Care Facilities. This paper explores problems involving expertise of design participants and the design process hampering the creation of high quality child care facilities that promote child development. Problems... 12/31/1996
Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments. This illustrated book outlines hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. It offers hands-on activities to structure... 12/31/2002
Developing Early Childhood Facilities. Community Investment Collaborative for Kids Resource Guide Volume 1. This how to guide assists organizations that are planning to renovate, construct or improve their child care facilities. The publication identifies steps in the real estate development and financing... 07/31/2006
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. The purpose of this position statement is to promote excellence in early childhood education by providing a framework for best practice that is grounded both in the research on child development and... 12/31/2008
Disaster Preparedness Planning Manual for Day Care Centers. Guides day care staff in assessing hazards and preparing a disaster response plan. It can also be used by parents concerned about their child's safety in a day care center or after school... 12/31/1993
Early Childhood & Elementary School. Profiles nine early childhood and elementary schools cited in the Fall 2010 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are... 09/30/2010
Early Childhood and Elementary Schools. Profiles 26 lower grade level facilities cited in the 2010 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included. 03/31/2010
Early Childhood and Elementary Schools. Profiles 18 early childhood and elementary school facilities cited in the Fall 2010 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and... 03/31/2001
Early Childhood Centers. Offers recommendations for early childhood classroom location, size, design, furnishings, and adjacencies. 11/30/2005
Early Childhood Centers. Addresses how early childhood center design can improve the quality of these centers in terms of health, safety, and the appropriate development of the child. It briefly explores educational trends... 12/31/2008
Early Childhood Centers. Describes indispensable element of an early childhood education facility, including secure design, stimulating architecture, landscaping, natural lighting, and color coding. 11/30/2004
Early Childhood Education Facilities Planner This report describes early childhood education programs and facilities and presents planning guidelines to assist design professionals to plan facilities that meet the evolving needs of public... 01/31/1998
Early Childhood Education Facilities. Discusses the early childhood learning center; the architecture of children's centers; and an approach to early childhood educational facilities in urban school districts. 12/31/1992
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R). Revised. This provides an overall picture of the surroundings that have been created for the children and adults who share an early childhood setting. The rating scale consists of 43 items that assess the... 11/30/2004
Early Childhood Facilities. Discusses important considerations when designing early childhood facilities, including adequate space, design features that work for both small children and adults, floorcovering, color, and... 10/31/2002
Early Childhood Special Education for Children with Disabilities, Ages Three through Five: Staff/Facilities. Revised. This document presents requirements related to staff and facilities providing early childhood special education services in North Dakota. Teacher qualifications are stated and staffing patterns... 12/31/1998
Early Childhoold and Elementary Schools. Profiles 26 lower grade level facilities cited in the 2009 Learning by Design competition. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and photographs are included. 12/31/2008
Early Education and Schools: Development Projects That Work. Outlines elements of successful early education program housing, illustrated with four California projects using various types of facilities. 09/30/2007
Early Education Center Uses Child-Centered Design Recommends that design of early childhood centers should emulate the principles of 21st century pedagogy: holistic, flexible, collaborative, contextual, and tailored to the individual's specific... 08/16/2011

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