Early Learning Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
New Kindergarten Architecture A comprehensive design section sets out the parameters and technical considerations in kindergarten design as well as introducing components and functional considerations. Case studies of 26... 11/30/2011
Nursery School in Pamplona. Profiles this early learning facility designed as a series of four parallel bodies in which fully built and empty areas are alternated, allowing daylighting and natural ventilation. A list of project... 06/30/2010
Olifantsvlei. Profiles this South African early learning facility that consists of 2 classrooms, a kitchen, sanitary facilities, and an outdoor playground. The school is embedded in a colorful landscape, in which... 06/30/2010
Other School Projects. Describes the award-winning designs of five projects that are not typical school buildings. These include a performing arts center, an administrative center, a continuing education center, and early... 12/31/2003
Ouca Crèche and Elementary School. Profiles this Portuguese early learning through elementary facility, designed as a series of pavilions in the shape of a house, surrounded by courtyards, balconies, and establishing a relation of... 06/30/2010
Out of the Basement: Discovering the Value of Child Care Facilities Describes the design and renovation of a center using a Play Street theme for the Massachusetts North Shore Community Action Programs' Head Start program. It is located in a former school... 12/31/1997
Out of the Basement: Discovering the Value of Child Care Facilities. Describes the design and renovation of a center using a Play Street theme for the Massachusetts North Shore Community Action Programs' Head Start program. Notes lessons learned from creating a... 12/31/1997
Outdoor Environmental Assessment of Attention Promoting Settings for Preschool Children. The restorative potential of green outdoor environments for children in preschool settings was investigated by measuring the attention of children playing in settings with different environmental... 11/30/2009
Patterns for Designing Children's Centers. Summarizes the issues involved in the design of a children's center. A children's center is defined as an away from home, group child care program for 2-4 year olds. The material is... 10/31/1971
Pedagogy in a Public Space: Children and Adults Learning Together at Tate Modern. Describes education programs conducted at this museum, involving parents and their preschool children. Includes two references. (Scroll down in PDF for article.) 12/31/2003
Perspectives from the Ground: Early Childhood Educators' Perceptions of Outdoor Play Spaces at Child Care Centers. Presents the results of a study of early childhood educators' evaluations of the outdoor play space at their childcare center. They were asked what aspects were successful or unsuccessful, and... 12/31/2007
Planning and Licensing a Child Day Care Center in Chicago. Guides the potential day care provider through the process of planning, programming, and designing a day care center, including Chicago licensing information. Steps in the process are presented as... 12/31/2003
Planning for Quality: Ensuring the Educational Adequacy for All Abbott Preschool Facilities. Reviews the preschool facility data collected by the New Jersey Department of Education in 2003 from providers, showing numbers of buildings and classrooms, whether or not they are leased or owned,... 08/31/2004
Play It Safe: A Pre-Installation Checklist That Could Mean an Injury- and Liability-Free Playground. Presents a pre-installation checklist to enable Head Start programs to meet guidelines for safe playgrounds established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Includes questions relating to age-... 12/31/1998
Playing in Place: Why the Physical Environment is Important in Playwork. The aim of this paper is to set down some of the theoretical dimensions of the physical environment to encourage playworkers to consider space and its content as a versatile, valuable support in... 01/25/1999
Pre-K Possibilities. Describes the differences in design and materials involved when designing today's early-education center compared to its older counterparts. Also discussed are the importance of proper interior... 07/31/1999
Pre-K/Early Childhood Education. Profiles early childhood education projects in Avenal, California, and Maplewood, Missouri, winning projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. 07/31/2010
Pre-K/Early Childhood. Profiles five early childhood education facilities, honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. Photographs, building statistics,... 10/31/2010
Pre-K/Early Childhood. Profiles four outstanding new early childhood education facilities, selected for their contribution to the educational program, adaptability, design, technology accommodation, sustainability, and... 10/31/2008
Pre-K/Early-Childhood Education. Profiles two early childhood facilities selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current and... 07/31/2009
Preschool Classroom Layout Suggested layout for a preschool classroom from the 1992 publication The Creative Classroom for Early Childhood. 12/31/2005
Preschool Comes to School: Design Concerns of Preschool Facilities. Addresses design and safety issues of which school business administrators should be aware when they become involved in integrating a preschool facility with an elementary school. Discusses building... 12/31/1993
Preschool Facilities: Are States Providing Adequate Guidance? Reviews state mandates on preschool education, with special attention to the 31 states that have facility requirements. Ten references are included. 05/31/2010
Prioritizing for Preschoolers. Describes desirable design features for pre-K and kindergarten classrooms and common areas, emphasizing welcoming aesthetics, flexible spaces and accommodation of physical activity. 10/31/2003
Privacy in the Preschool Environment: Gender Differences in Reaction to Crowding. Presents research investigating the need for privacy of the preschool child, conducted with 3 to 5-year-olds in two campus child care facilities. Two types of privacy spaces are provided for the... 12/31/1992