ERIC Number: ED456626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Center Design Guide.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
This guide contains suggested criteria for planning, designing, and renovating Head Start centers so that they are safe, child-oriented, developmentally appropriate, beautiful, environmentally sensitive, and functional. The content is based on the U.S. General Services Administration's Child Care Center Design Guide, PBS-P140, which was intended for use in developing GSA child care centers and expanding or renovating existing ones. It discusses the groups and processes that may be involved in planning and designing a Head Start Center, standards for design and operations, and the goals and objectives for center design and operation. Other chapters include topics on planning location and space; site design; interior space design; furnishings and equipment, including references to applicable codes and regulations; interior finishes; and suggested technical criteria for the design and construction of elements and systems in the center. Appendices list commonly used terms in the construction industry, applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards and guidance, information on metric conversion, and appropriate plantings for the vicinity of centers serving children. (Contains 31 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Interior Design, Preschool Education, School Construction, Site Development
For full text: http://www.hskids-tmsc.org/publications/t_guides.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Identifiers: Building Codes; Building Standards; Project Head Start