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ERIC Number: ED449648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 266
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The Effects of Facility Design and Equipment Acquisition on Curriculum Offered in Preschool Centers.
Camerin, Elaine M.
This descriptive study surveyed directors/education coordinators, lead teachers, and parents to identify the effects of facility design and equipment acquisition on the curriculum offered in preschool centers. Study results indicate that the components of facility design had varying degrees of effect on the curriculum offered. Components such as material accessibility, toileting facilities adapted to the child's size, storage areas for toys, low windows, and the size of indoor and outdoor play areas are cited as examples. The components of equipment acquisition that had a very great affect on the curriculum offered were buying child-sized furniture and equipment, acquiring a variety of equipment and materials, and having age-appropriate equipment. Head Start teachers and education coordinators possessed greater awareness of the effects of facility design and equipment acquisition on the curriculum. Recommendations are submitted for increasing stakeholder's awareness levels of the impact of facility design and equipment on the preschool curriculum. (Contains 41 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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