Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 2: Program Activities for Healthy Development

2.1 Program of Developmental Activities

2.1.4 Program Activities for School-Age Children Space for School-Age Activity

The facility should provide a space for indoor and outdoor activities for children in school-age child care.
A safe and secure environment that fosters the growing independence of school-age children is essential for their development (1,2). Active connection with nature promotes children’s sensitivity, confidence, exploration, and self-regulation.
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  1. Greenspan, S. L. 1997. Building children’s minds: Early childhood development for a better future. Our Child 23:6-10.
  2. Maxwell, L. E. 1996. Designing early childhood education environments: A partnership between architect and educator. Education Facility Planner 33:15-17.