ERIC Number: ED337255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-16
Outline for Writing a Program for Construction of a Child Care Facility.
This paper offers an outline for developing a program for designing and constructing a child care facility. The importance of the administrator's communication of specific plans to the architect in order to save time and money is emphasized. It is suggested that local child care licensing agencies be contacted for information about zoning regulations before the plan is developed. Sections of the outline concern: (1) community and site plans; (2) general functions and needs of the facility; (3) the statement of the facility's educational philosophy; (4) criteria for establishing square footage; (5) general building considerations; (6) staffing patterns; (7) the relationship of spaces to each other; (8) detailed description of each space; (9) a list of furnishings; (10) playgrounds and other outdoor spaces; and (11) estimated opening costs. Details and examples are provided. It is recommended that the building plans be checked closely before one goes to a builder. A bibliography of six references is appended. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association on Children Under Six (Atlanta, GA, March 11-16, 1991).