Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Involving People Is Not Hard: It Makes Educational Sense, It's about Value for Money, It's about Ownership. Presents case studies of ten British early childhood facilities that involved the community in the design process, where decisions were being made as to what services the facilities would provide.... 12/31/2005
Is Your Center Secure? 20 Questions You Need to Ask Examines a wide range of potential safety and security issues in center-based child care. Suggestions include specific procedures for responding to all likely emergencies and for evacuating the... 06/30/1995
John McLaren Child Development Center-New Modular Campus. Profiles this modular school that replaced an unloved 1950?s school. Modular construction enabled an aggressive building schedule and provided a building built under budget. 10/31/2010
Kids on the Block. Describes the light-filled Montessori Children's Center preschool in San Francisco, which met a tight construction schedule by using a prefabricated steel frame and roof deck commonly used in... 03/31/2005
Kindergarten Architecture. This book presents 22 preschool buildings from all over the world, selected on the basis of how well they approximate an ideal preschool where children and educators live harmoniously in exceptional... 12/31/2000
Kindergarten Architecture: Space for the Imagination. Second Edition. This publication about pre-school nursery design illustrates major issues and ideas about these spaces and provides comprehensive guidance for the planners and designers of such spaces. The author... 12/31/1999
Kindergarten Classroom Layout Layout for a kindergarten classroom at the Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center in Peoria, Illinois. Includes a key to equipment specifications. 12/31/2005
Kindergarten Sighartstein. Profiles this Austrian facility that offers multiple feel-good spaces via an ever-changing space continuum, inviting one to stray and move into them, providing both a retreat as well as a... 06/30/2010
Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers. Offers guidelines for a developmentally designed environment for infants and toddlers. Notes that a developmentally designed classroom environment supports children's individual and social... 02/29/1996
Landscapes for Learning: Designing Group Care Environments for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds. Provides information to help develop and implement a comprehensive room plan for early childhood learning environments. Advice is included on how to maximize classroom space, best use furniture,...
Last but Not Least. Describes how an early learning center with a large special needs enrollment carefully selected furniture for ergonomics and a warm palette. Before purchasing, various furnishings were tested in... 01/31/2011
Learning Environments for Children: A Developmental Approach to Shaping Activity Areas Guidelines are provided for creating learning environments for children centers which can be used for the creation of either new centers, the re-design of existing centers, or when remodeling... 12/31/1987
Learning Environments for Young Children : Rethinking Library Spaces and Services Taking a research-oriented approach to the role of the library in the education of children, this book focuses on making public libraries developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants... 12/31/1997
Learning to Learn, Pre-kindergarten Kindergarten Design Implications. Discusses elements of child development that should be considered when designing early childhood educational facilities. Design elements, size, shape, universal design, daylighting, room zoning, and... 05/31/2006
Let's Go Outside: Designing the Early Childhood Playground Outdoor play is commonly believed to be an important form of play for young children. This shows how to design, equip, and maintain safe yet challenging playgrounds. The chapters are: (1) Why... 12/31/1998
Making Space for Children: A Toolkit for Starting a Child Care Facilities Fund. Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children. To address the growing demand for high-quality child care, many communities are seeking to develop specialized child care facilities funds to build new, and improve the quality of existing, child... 12/31/1999
Making Use of Space: Theory Meets Practice. Discusses how various Dutch pre-school facilities serve the country's differing educational programs. Pre-school staff were surveyed regarding their school's vision for education and... 03/31/2005
McWillie School - Jackson, Mississippi. Presents the planning team report for this school, including a project description, workshop and interview methodology and findings, and the recommended facility program. Numerous plans and tables... 04/05/2000
Memorandum on: Facilities for Early Childhood. Discusses providing instructional space that will facilitate intellectual development in the disadvantaged child. The nursery classroom should consist of a series of well-defined, interrelated areas... 12/31/1965
Nation's Network of Child Care Resources & Referral (NACCRA) NACCRRA works with more than 800 state and local CCR&Rs to ensure that families in every community have access to high-quality, affordable child care; leads projects that increase the quality and...
National Association for the Education of Young Children An organization of early childhood professionals whose mission is to improve the quality of early childhood education programs. Includes position statements, public policy issues, news releases,...
National Children's Facilities Network NCFN is a coalition of nonprofit financial and technical assistance intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. The...
Natural Playscapes: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul. 500 color photographs and illustrations of extraordinary outdoor places for young children, where the entire space is filled with art, hills, pathways, trees, herbs, open areas, sand, water, and... 12/31/2007
Nature: The Space Provider. Discusses the pedagogic possibilities of nature, citing a Norwegian kindergarten that conducts a great deal of its program outdoors, even in bad weather. 03/31/2005
New Daycare in Annapolis Responds to Governor's Initiative. A state run daycare facility was created in existing office space for 103 children, infants through age five. The daycare center located within the Department of Natural Resources building complex... 01/30/2002