Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Veterans Health Administration: Childcare/Development Center. Outlines space planning criteria childcare and child development facilities at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The document addresses reception areas, staff and administrative... 01/31/2007
Welcoming Kids to Their First School Experience. Describes development of a kindergarten that would be non- threatening, challenging, comforting, and provide a homelike environment for 430 children. Creation of a building design that conveyed a... 07/31/1999
Why Outdoor Spaces for Children Matter So Much. Describes principles learned by a team of landscape architects and educators working together to provide outdoor settings for child care centers and schools. Case study of a demonstration outdoor... 08/31/2006
Wonderful Walls In this article, the author emphasizes the importance of working walls in children's programs. Children's programs need working walls (and ceilings and floors) which can be put to use for... 02/28/2006
Y.I.K.E.S. Your Inventory for Keeping Everyone Safe: Planning Guide for Emergency Response Planning in Child Care Planning Guide. Serves as a tool for emergency response planning in child care programs. This guide provides basic emergency preparedness and planning information that can be customized to fit the size and needs of... 12/31/2004
Young Children Learn Through Authentic Play in a Nature Explore Classroom. This research study concludes that outdoor play that engages with nature results in optimal childhood development mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. Child-initiated outdoor play is an... 10/31/2009
Young Children Need Room to Stretch Their Minds. Discusses the importance of movement, exploration, and comfort in early childhood education, citing arrangements of the grounds and furnishings that promote these in young children. 07/21/2010
Young Children's Color Preferences in the Interior Environment. This study focuses on children's color preferences in the interior environment. Previous studies highlight young children's preferences for the colors red and blue. The methods of this... 05/31/2009
Your Outdoor Spaces. This article presents a sampling of great design ideas, using photographs and brief descriptions, of creative elements incorporated into outdoor environments. The design ideas were sent by readers of... 08/31/2007