To list the essential elements of an ideal child care facility and to evaluate your list.
You have recently been promoted to be the director of the newest location of a child care center chain. The board has asked you to provide input as to what the facility should include as the building committee searches for existing buildings and hires architects to design the space for remodel. While the classroom space of the existing centers is good, they lack staff and parent space and you feel the overall traffic flow could be improved. You are asked to provide two lists – one list of necessary features that the building should include or could be added to help narrow the choices of facilities and another list of wanted or desired features that would improve quality and help the board choose between similar sites. Finally, to ensure that they don’t select a site that is unfit, the board would like you to create a third list of facility components or features to avoid.
Create a three-column list to describe the features of the physical space and what should or could be built into it. Be sure to include considerations for traffic flow, space for staff, and space for parents. One column should be titled “Necessary”, the second column titled “Wanted” and the third column “Avoid”.
For your list, explain how this list addresses the issues in the scenario