What Makes Space Work?

"Space" was the focus of a "Beginnings Workshop" in the January 2004 issue of Child Care Information Exchange. Insights from the field on the use of space in early childhood settings were collected from a variety of positions in the field. The issues addressed by the short articles on space include:

  1. What are the elements of space that works in early childhood program settings?
  2. How do you know if a space is not working?
  3. Do you have a story to share about a space that did or didn't work?

The entire report can be viewed by clicking on 'free resources' on the Child Care Information Exchange Web site at:


It is very interesting to hear different view points about space utilization, suitable classroom design and desired facility attributes.