ERIC Number: ED063652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Found Spaces and Equipment for Children's Centers. A Report.
Passantino, Richard J.
This report illustrates how people with purpose and resourceful imaginations have transformed the discarded, overlooked, and inexpensive spaces or objects of an abundant and sometimes wasteful society into useful places and things for child-oriented learning. The document is organized into (1) Types of Places, in which illustrations demonstrate the wide variety of unlikely structures that have been converted into viable educational spaces -- e.g., often lofts, Victorian homes, urban storefronts, and office buildings; (2) Furniture and Equipment, which features imaginative uses of manufacturers'"throwaways" (from carpet rolls to packing crates) for fashioning into gymnastic mazes or complicated assemblies; (3) Outdoor Spaces, which points up the possibilities in city rooftops and vacant lots for solutions to urban play space problems; (4) Outdoor Things, illustrating how outdoor play materials can be "scrounged" or bought cheaply at places such as lumber yards, telephone companies, construction sites, or marinas; and (5) How To Go About It, which provides sources for help, licensing requirements and codes, and a checklist of found items. An appendix includes a bibliography and a directory of the centers described herein. (Photographs may reproduce poorly.) (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Innovation, Certification, Classroom Furniture, Day Care Centers, Educational Equipment, Environmental Influences, Facility Guidelines, Found Spaces, Interior Space, Outdoor Education, Preschool Education, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.