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ERIC Number: ED100018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Considerations in Developing an Outside Area for Schools/Centers for Young Children.
Ranzoni, Patricia
This paper presents a number of theoretical perspectives on child development, the concept of play, and the role of the adult in the play space. It argues for the position that adults must stop planning the curriculum in such a way that it segments and separates various aspects of children's lives and must continually reaffirm the validity of play. General considerations in the development of an outside area for young children include the age group served and their developmental needs, the location of the school/center, the time the area will be used, and the climatic conditions of the region. Specific considerations discussed are local and State regulations for safety; professional standards; assessment of available space; the manner in which the space is set up, equipped, and managed; criticisms of conventional playground equipment; and preparation of the staff, parents, and the children. The paper concludes with an evaluative checklist and a bibliography. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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