ERIC Number: ED460605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Facility Design for Early Childhood Programs: An NAEYC Resource Guide.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
A guide presents information for identifying helpful resources related to facility design for early childhood programs and materials exploring some of the critical issues involved in design decisions, particularly as they pertain to young children's learning and play environments. Included are tips for planning safe educational environments and for providing an indoor and outdoor physical environment that fosters optimal growth and development through opportunities for exploration and learning. The document concludes with an article on how to improve school playgrounds and a playground improvement rating scale to determine how well a playground meets certain goals. (GR)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, School Safety
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20009. Tel: 202-232-8777.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Information Service.