ERIC Number: ED436944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Child Play Areas.
Cohen, Uriel; Hill, Ann B.; Lane, Carol G.; McGinty, Tim; Moore, Gary T.
This interim criteria document provides descriptive information and planning, evaluation, and design guidelines for children's play areas located on military bases. The recommendations are presented in two major sections: planning & architecture design. Subcategories within the planning, criteria, and recommendations section address program master planning, physical master planning, physical planning decisions, and architectural program development process. Design recommendations subcategories address site organizing principles, patterns of activity spaces, general design of play spaces, and site details. The recommendations are presented as a series of "patterns," each suggesting a different design idea in response to children's needs and the research information collected, and each further specifying detailed design criteria. A summary of important planning and design issues and recommendations, and an introduction to new ways of thinking about children, their play, and the role of the physical environment in child development and play precedes the actual recommendations. (GR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Schools, Facility Guidelines, Public Schools, Student Needs
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Engineers (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research.; Community Design Center, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.