Play: Childcare Design
Shaping future generations, we are highly immersed in designing Childcare Facilities. Beautiful, engaging, and healthy spaces for children, we understand that these projects need to be pragmatic, sensitive and cost-effective.
Childcare setup is pivotal in the success and effectiveness of any kid-friendly facility, whether it’s a non-residential daycare or a home daycare center. Creating your daycare layout is more than playful decorations and lots of toys. A well-designed setup involves strategy and planning to craft the perfect environment for learning and development as well as spatial movement. From choosing child-safe furniture to daycare decorating ideas to room layout, these ideas contribute to the effective education of our children. Innovative features of Contemporary Childcare space include the list of applicable design objectives elements as outlined below: For a complete list and definitions of the design objectives within the context of whole building design, click on the titles below:
Accessible & Safe - Ease of circulation in childcare facilities are critical. It is important to design the circulation in a way to prevent direct access to the childcare areas, having the motion and fluidity of movement by the children and their caretakers carefully considered during the design process.
Functional & Operational - In conjunction with considering the educators, we often try to design spaces with a sensitivity to children's scale, including how they will use the space, what they will see, and what kind of experience they will have.
Healthy & Sustainable - We provide ample natural light in all spaces where children will spend time, especially the classrooms. Moreover, we try to minimize the energy utilization through systems design, offering the users a healthy, yet efficient quality of air. Equipment, furnishings, and finishes must be non-toxic and not contain asbestos, lead, or other VOCs.
Inspiring & Playful - Indoor spaces need to accommodate for the new, emerging educational and play equipment to enrich creativity in the children and ensure a pleasant experience. Outdoor spaces may include play yard space, including fencing, canopy, sidewalk, ground cover, drainage, shade devices, play structures, and vegetation planting.