ERIC Number: ED445500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Designing Quality Child Care Facilities.
Stoecklin, Vicki L.; White, Randy
This paper explores problems involving expertise of design participants and the design process hampering the creation of high quality child care facilities that promote child development. Problems addressed include architects and designers needing more knowledge of child development and operation of child care centers, the inability of those who do know child development and child care center operations to translate this knowledge into space design, and the relay approach of traditional design process contributing to poor child care center facilities. The concept of concurrent design, the pulling together of all the experts who design the facility and those who operate it at the same time, is discussed as a solution. (GR)
Descriptors: Architects, Building Design, Cooperative Planning, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A