ERIC Number: ED473327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Facilities: A Child Care, Inc. Resource Paper. (Revised).
Ennes, Judy; Lauster, Charles
Noting that locating suitable space can be a challenge when starting a new early childhood program or relocating an established program in New York City, this resource paper focuses on physical sites for early education and child care programs and services. Presented in three parts, the paper includes tips for assessing the feasibility of a potential site, estimating the cost, finding the funding to develop the site, and working with an architect. Part 1 identifies six ways to locate potential sites in the community. Part 2 provides suggestions for assessing the suitability of a site for a child care program, considering both licensing requirements and program needs. This part includes tips with regard to amount of instructional space, location in building, other space, playground, rent, and potential space problems. Part 3 focuses on finding and working effectively with a qualified architect. This part includes questions to ask the architect, a list of architectural services, a glossary of architectural terms, and addresses for further information. (KB)
Descriptors: Architects, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning
Child Care, Inc., 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001-6708. Tel: 212-929-7604; Fax: 212-929-5785; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childcareinc.org. For full text: http://www.childcareinc.org/pdf/CCFacilities.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Citigroup Foundation, New York, NY.; Educational Foundation of America, Westport, CT.
Authoring Institution: Child Care, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)