ERIC Number: ED424937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education Facilities Planner.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Support.
This publication, a supplement to the "North Carolina Public School Facilities Guidelines," is intended as a resource to assist design professionals in planning facilities that meet the evolving needs of public schools in North Carolina. The publication specifically describes early childhood education programs and the facilities that support them. The guide is not designed to be comprehensive or all-inclusive, but provides an initial understanding of the nature and purposes of early childhood education programs around which facility designs evolve. The introductory portions of the guide describe some aspects of early childhood education programs and facilities that are similar among all programs; sample floor plans supplement and clarify printed descriptions. Following the introduction, the guide's contents are: (1) "Early Childhood Education Facilities" (indoor environment, outdoor environment, visibility, private spaces, noise, flexibility, square footages, learning centers, technology, children with special needs, staff support spaces); (2) "Sample Floor Plans"; (3) "Space Relationships"; and (4) "Facilities Gallery" (with photographs). An appendix contains a checklist related to outside play area hazards, sample learning centers for early childhood education, and a list of additional resources. (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Support.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina