Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
German Forest Kindergartens: Healthy Childcare under the Leafy Canopy A forest kindergarten is a special form of daycare, with walks, free play and environmental education in the forest on the daily schedule. Attending a forest kindergarten can contribute to children... 03/31/2012
Getting Ready: Preparing to House Your Pre-K Program. Assists the creator of early childhood facilities in planning location, size, and space configuration for a new or relocated facility. Step-by-step guidance takes the user through evaluations of... 01/31/2006
Getting Started: Materials and Equipment for Active Learning Preschools This book provides information to guide the development of an active learning early childhood program by assisting in the selection of materials and equipment to support children's cognitive,... 12/31/1996
Great Kids' Spaces. Kids are tough and demanding, and their spaces must be safe but not boring, stimulating but not overwhelming, playful but age-appropriate. This guide to the design of playgrounds, day-care centers,... 12/31/2005
Green Child Care Center Design. The practice of building green is one that works with nature, works with the occupants, focuses on an integrated design approach and requires planning and coordination. This article outlines the... 12/31/2010
Greening Early Childhood Centers. Focuses on high-impact green environmentally-sound building design and facility management practices that can be implemented over the long term, as well as low-cost/no-cost ideas for physical... 09/30/2010
Guidelines for the Adaptation of Preschool Environments to Integrate Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Children. Describes how a quality early childhood program can be successfully expanded to accommodate deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children, with in-service training, the addition of staff who can... 02/28/1994
Head Start Design Guide. Offers criteria for planning, designing, and renovating Head Start centers so that they are safe, child-oriented, developmentally appropriate, beautiful, environmentally sensitive, and functional.... 12/31/2004
Head Start Disaster Preparedness Workbook Presents steps for Head Start programs to take to identify hazards and resources, train their staff and families, and build partnerships with other agencies in the community. The types of hazards... 12/31/2003
Head Start Facilities Manual. This manual is a tool for Head Start grantees and delegate agencies for assessing existing facilities, making improvements, and securing space for expansion. The manual is primarily designed for use... 12/31/1994
Head Start National Facilities Assistance Desk Assists local grantees with the complexities of facility construction and renovation. Offers onsite technical assistance in such areas as reviewing and critiquing plans and drawings, reviewing bid...
Head Start Program. Revision of 45 CFR Part 1309. The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families is issuing this final rule to 45 CFR Part 1309 to implement the statutory provision authorizing Head Start grantees to use grant funds to purchase... 12/31/1998
Here for the Children Describes the prototype design for four prekindergarten schools in Spring Branch Independent School District in Texas, including educational context and design goals. Includes photographs. 12/31/2002
Houses and Their Resource-Rich Activity Pockets. Provides a list of developmentally appropriate activity areas for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers which could be used in multi-house, module, or medium-sized child care centers. Describes these... 12/31/1996
Housing-Leveraged Facilities Finance: A Model for Child Care Centers This describes financial barriers to feasible early childhood facilities such as low fees and subsidy reimbursement rates and the high costs of child care facilities. The article discusses the... 12/31/1999
How Big Is Too Big? How Small Is Too Small?--Child Care Facility Design Examines the size of child-care-center spaces as a factor for designing developmentally appropriate facilities. Explores a range of architectural and design issues related to the size of spaces and... 06/30/1996
How Safe Are Your Child Care Programs? Discusses steps that child care facilities should take to develop a prevention strategy and emergency operations plan to keep their environments safe. 10/31/2002
Image and Scale: Child Care Facility Design Examines general principles in designing child care centers and preschools: (1) design the site and building so that it has a friendly, child-like, inviting image; and (2) design child development... 02/28/1998
Impact of Space and Color in the Physical Environment on Preschool Children's Cooperative Behavior Design elements within child care facilities are thought to have important effects on children's behavior. Empirical studies that examine features of the physical environment, such as color,... 12/31/1998
Importance of Spatial Arrangements for Young Children in Day Care Centres. Discusses implications of spatial arrangements for educational objectives in day care centers. An educational proposal for day care centers is presented that emphasizes the importance of both adult-... 12/31/1992
Indoor Environmental Quality within an Elementary School: Measurements of Felis Domesticus I, Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides Farinae I, And Blatella Germanica in Carpeting. Quantifies the concentrations of cat (Felis domesticus I), dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus I, Dermatophagoides farinae I), and cockroach (Blatella germanica) allergens in carpeting in an... 12/31/2008
Infant and Toddler Spaces: Design for a Quality Classroom. This report discusses the importance of the surroundings and playthings to the individual development of infants and toddlers. Eight characteristics are considered for quality infant/toddler... 12/31/2009
Innovative Approaches to Financing Facilities. Innovative joint ventures between government, business, and philanthropy are helping finance child care facilities through various combinations of loans, grants, and technical assistance. A few of... 05/31/1996
Innovative Financing Strategies for Early Childhood Care. Explores methods to increase resources for early-childhood care and development. Financing strategies discussed include qualified section 501(c)(3) bonds, real estate investment trusts, tax increment... 12/31/2009
Intergenerational Learning Center. Describes Chicago housing for seniors that includes a dining hall, library, fitness facility, and Head Start facility for residents who have custody of their grandchildren. 12/31/2004