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Realistic Model of Child Care
May 3, 2018
The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
-Robert Cushing
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In the popular book, Caring Spaces (recently revised by Mike Lindstrom), Jim Greenman describes two ways to think about child care. He explains:

“Facilities have always suffered because most people had a simple model of what was required for good child care.

The Simple Model of Child Care:

  • Good People +
  • Lots of Toys and Materials +
  • Adequate Space = Happy Kids

A More Realistic Model of Child Care:

  • Qualified, Educated, Observant Staff +
  • Loose Parts, Non-Determinant Parts, Natural Materials +
  • Ample Space, Sensory Exploration, Places for Safety/Risk = Quality Early Care and Education”




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