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Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
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The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Matthews Elizabeth, Lippman Peter C., March, 2020
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The impacts of high-quality early childhood education on children's health and development are legion and far-reaching. Historically, efforts to improve quality have targeted the social and curricular aspects of early childhood programs. The…
Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
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There is increasing awareness that the physical environment plays a critical role in young children's cognitive and social development, by offering opportunities for exploration and interaction. In this article a narrative review is presented of…

Wendel Arthur M., Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Hall Elisha, October, 2019
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What would you want to know before your children attend a day care opening in a former industrial building or adjacent to a nail salon? Are children at risk if their new preschool is located on former farmland where lead arsenate pesticide might…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, May, 2019
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To support city- and local-level officials in addressing their child care facility-related challenges, this catalog provides examples of federal-, state-, and local-level models across government, philanthropy, and public-private partnerships. (…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, November, 2018
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To achieve the goal of providing every child with access to developmentally appropriate care, the United States must ensure that the policies and systems governing and funding early care and learning have a robust facilities component. The following…
Somers Tarah S., Ulirsch Gregory V., June, 2016
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The purpose of this column is to inform readers of ATSDR's activities and initiatives to better understand the relationship between exposure to hazardous substances in the environment and their impact on human health and how to protect public health…
Cooper Allen, Winter 2015
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This article lays out recommendations for increasing the availability and use of natural outdoor play and learning environments in order to improve the quality of ECE. The article begins with a summary of research indicating the contribution of an…
Mielke H. W. (Howard Walter), Covington Tina P., Mielke Paul W., Wolman Fredericka J., Powell Eric T., Gonzales Chris R., August-September, 2011
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An account of the changes to the lead content of surface soil after covering outdoor play areas with layers of river soil at 10 New Orleans child care sites on plots of land with high lead content
Read Marilyn, June 2007
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A discussion of the different types of physical spaces used to create child care settings and the varying effects on preschool children's experiences in child care
Sussman Carl, Gillman Amy R., April, 2007
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An examination of issues related to child care facilities, with policy recommendations for addressing barriers to improving the supply and quality of child care facilities
Building Child Care, 2007
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An update of an analysis and discussion of barriers to the physical development and financing of child care facilities in California, including regulatory and systemic barriers, the limited real estate and finance capacity of the child care sector,…
Howell Meredith, May, 2006
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A discussion of potential links between child care planning and transportation planning, and an overview of select government programs including child care needs in transportation planning for low-income workers
Mississippi State University. Early Childhood Institute, 2006
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An account of the Early Childhood Institute's work in reopening Mississippi child care facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and expanding training and technical assistance to family child care providers
Curtis Deb, Carter Margie, 2005
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A paper discussing child care environments in terms of space designs and materials aimed at promoting child development