Child Care Design Guide

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McGraw-Hill Education, Nov 20, 2000 - Architecture - 352 pages
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A-Z'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 brings 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 spaces, plus areas for outdoor play and more.

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Contents

A Building Type In Search of a Model
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The True Purpose of Architecture
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CHAPTER THREE
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Anita Rui Olds (Woodacre, CA) holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has taught since 1969 at Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her firm Anita Olds and Associates has more than 25 years of experience in the design of children's environmental facilities, including daycare, hospitals, playgrounds, and schools. She is widely published and makes frequent presentations.

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