ERIC Number: ED222263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Environments for School-Age Child Care. Child Environment Series, Military Child Care Project.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.
This module provides guidelines for constructing appropriate day care center environments for school-age children 6 through 12 years of age. One of a series of staff development modules for child caregivers working in military child care centers, the document is divided into two parts. The first part indicates some ways environments affect children's feelings and behavior and suggests ways of arranging space and using various materials to enhance the center environment. The second part indicates ways of managing the center environment in accordance with the needs and characteristics of school-age children, points out techniques for developing children's respect for and understanding of others' individual differences and special needs, and suggests how to promote development through play. Checklists are provided for assessing center environments with respect to the dimensions discussed. The final section offers guidelines for acquiring resources to support caregiving activities. (RH)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, Check Lists, Day Care Centers, Early Experience, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Individual Differences, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Play, Resource Materials, Staff Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 008-000-00375-1, $5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.