Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Early Learning Environments that Work. This book examines the early childhood environment with the vision of making it a place where all young children will be physically, emotionally, aesthetically, and intellectually nurtured. It... 12/31/2000
Early Learning Facilities: Meeting the Educational Needs of Our Youngest Students. Discusses how early learning facilities can help children develop stronger learning potential when their environments nurture curiosity and enhance learning opportunities. The need for early learning... 02/29/2000
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Easing the Transition to Kindergarten: The Affective and Cognitive Effects of Different Spatial Familiarization Experiences. Reports on a study of 73 boys entering kindergarten. One group was introduced to the campus with a tour, a second viewed slides of the campus walk, a third received no prior introduction to the... 04/30/1986
Educational Facilities for Young Children. Examines Maori cultural influences on indoor/outdoor spaces a learning in a New Zealand school, along with a multi-faith, multi-needs campus in Scotland that emphasizes shared facilities. 10/31/2006
Educational Specifications for the Proposed Pre-K-Grade 2 Elementary School [Connecticut]. This document describes one Connecticut school district's project to build a facility that is designed for small children and supports an educational program focusing on early learning success... 05/23/1999
Effective, Positive Educational Spaces Describes the unique set of challenges in designing an early childhood center. 04/30/2012
Effects of Preschool Environments on Nonverbal Social Behavior Toddler's interpersonal distances to teachers and classmates change with environmental density, classroom design, and parent-child interactions. 12/31/1988
Eight Steps in the Design Process for Childcare Centers. Advises on the eight steps of feasibility study, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, bidding and negotiation, construction administration, and post-... 12/31/2005
Enhancing Development Through Classroom Design in Early Head Start. Provides examples of how a poorly-designed environment adversely affects learning and social development in early childhood settings. Advice is offered on creating a master plan, budgeting,... 03/31/2002
Facility Design for Early Childhood Programs. An NAEYC Resource Guide. A guide presents information for identifying helpful resources related to facility design for early childhood programs and materials exploring some of the critical issues involved in design decisions... 02/28/1989
Facility Management Child Care Resource Book. This guidebook provides maintenance and operations guidelines for managing General Services Administration (GSA) child care centers within the same standards and level of a GSA operated facility.... 06/30/1999
Favorable Locations for Child Care Centers: Child Care Facility Design. Author notes that the location of any child care center is a key factor in its success. Provides four major objectives to consider when siting a center: (1) the center as a part of the community; (2... 08/31/1997
Final Report: Think Tank on Modular Design for Early Care and Education. Collects the recommendations of designers, manufacturers, child development experts, contractors, government personnel, and financing experts on the use of modular construction in early childhood... 07/30/2003
Financial Management Toolbox: Essential Implements for Planning and Operating Inclusive Child Development Centers. Presents a financial planning guide to help in creating or expanding an incluse child development center. The guide covers financial projections and expenses for facilities, start-up costs, slot... 04/30/2003
Financing Early Childhood Facilities Early childhood programs require a specialized type of space to promote children's health, safety, and development, yet the quality of early childhood facilities is frequently inadequate. For... 06/30/1996
First Days in School. Suggests elements of early childhood education facility design that fosters learning, creates safety and security, and reassures young children. Site design, landscaping, visibility, parking,... 01/31/2006
FirstSchool Design Guide. Optimal Learning Environments for Children Three to Eight. Helps communities develop optimal indoor and outdoor learning environments for children ages 3 to 8. The guide offers the rationale for the FirstSchool approach, the evidence base for our principles... 12/31/2007
FirstSchool Learning Environments: Supporting Relationships. Describes learning facilities that accommodate pre-K through third grade learners, responding to the needs of increasingly early and diverse students, as well as relationships between staff and... 12/31/2008
Follow-up to Designing Classroom Spaces: Making the Most of Time Further explains the theory of experiential time, which argues that children can process more information and have more time for complex play when the size of the learning environment is decreased,... 06/30/1996
Found Spaces and Equipment for Children's Centers. A Report. Reports on turning discarded, overlooked, and inexpensive spaces or objects into useful places and things for child-oriented learning in preschools or day care centers. The document is organized into... 12/31/1971
Four Easels, Five Sand Tables, and a Billion Blocks: Setting Up an Early Childhood Classroom Offers suggestions for selecting appropriate classroom materials and designing an early-childhood classroom in which children learn through play. Focuses on the decisions a beginning teacher needs to... 03/31/1998
Fresh Start. Describes South London's Lavender Sure Start and Children's Centre, which employs wood-cladded prefabricated construction to create a sensitive children's environment. Photographs,... 08/31/2005
From German Kindergarten to Glaswegian Architect. Reviews the work of European early childhood educators Friedrich Froebel and Maria Montessori, and the types of facilities that accommodated their institutions. The influence of industrialization,... 03/31/2005
Fuji Kindergarten. Profiles this simple, oval-shaped kindergarten in Japan, with a rooftop playground that serves as play area and track for the students. A list of project participants, photographs, and plans... 06/30/2010

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