Child Care Design Guide (Professional Architecture)

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9780070474499: Child Care Design Guide (Professional Architecture)

HardCover Pub Date: November 2000 Pages: 352 in Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional AZ's for designing superior day care facilities.Virtually unknown 30 years ago. Daycare has become a growth industry. Child Care Design Guide helps architects and designers. Plan . design. and renovate functional. developmentally rich. pleasing centers. Author Anita Rui Olds ings to this work over 25 years of design experience with children's facilities. She gives you step-by-step explanations of interior and exterior layout and design principles fleshed out in clarifying case studies. You learn about licensing and code requirements. operational standards and strategies. and get helpful checklists. charts and graphs for optimum facility design within time. space. and budgetary constraints. This highly visual work features over 300 floor plans for infant and toddler. preschool. and afterschool...

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This provides authoritative, useful information on how environments impact children and how to design and renovate functional, develeopmentally rich, pleasing centers.

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CHILD CARE DESIGN GUIDE by Anita Rui Olds

This new resource guide is the compiled works of the late Anita Rui Olds. Anita held a doctorate in Human Development and Social Psychology from Harvard University and was the founder and director of The Child Care Institute, an annual training program for designers and child-care profesionals. Her firm, Anita Olds & Associates, amassed over 30 years of experience in the design of children's environments. In addition, Anita was on the advisory council of the ECO Institute.

The book contains the principles of interior and exterior layout and design for child care centers, beginning with an explanation of the important facets of a child environment. Fully developed ideas and solutions for effective design processes, intelligent overall center design, and efficient layout of dedicated, as well as over 550 floor plans, drawings, photographs, charts, and illustrations. (Earthworm, newsletter of Early Childhood Outdoors Institute 2001-05-01)

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