ERIC Number: ED142284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Effects of Physical Environments in Child Care Systems.
Prescott, Elizabeth; David, Thomas G.
This paper explores the role of physical environment in the design of child care programs. Examined are environmental variables thought to be important in determining the absence or presence of experiences considered important to children's development. Differences in the physical environment of a typical child care center and an average home are discussed. Variables to be considered in evaluating physical environment are: softness (the responsiveness of the environment, especially on a sensual-tactile level); privacy, density, size of facility, and quality of space (degree of complexity and variety and amount-to-do per child). A few research studies related to each of these variables are presented, along with a discussion of the outcomes of good space. (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)