"Many things we need
can wait, the child cannot...To them we cannot say tomorrow, their name is today."Gabriella
INSTITUTE ON OUTDOOR PLAY ENVIRONMENTS
The Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National-Louis University has announced
its Fall Management Institute, "Outdoor Play Environments", taking place
on September 27-28, 2002 in Wheeling, Illinois. Guest trainers Vicki L. Stoeklin
of the White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group and Donna Thompson of the National
Program for Playground Safety will present two full days of useful ideas for transforming
outdoor play space at child care centers. Topics to be addressed include: understanding
the design process, budgets for outdoor construction or renovation, using nature
as an integral element of the outdoor play enviroment, training and supporting
staff in outdoor play supervision, complying with the ADA, and evaluating outdoor
space and equipment safety hazards. For complete details, call (800) 443-5522
ext. 7703, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classic book on center design is the Exchange best-seller Caring Spaces,
Learning Places by James Greenman. For details go to www.ChildCareExchange.com.