In family child care settings, it is important that the environment promotes the comfortable feeling of home while also supporting children's needs and maximizing their learning experiences. Filled with wisdom from an experienced family child care professional, this resource includes advice to enhance any setting and knowledgeable suggestions for item selection, furniture arrangement, storage, and more. Loaded with color photographs and architectural illustrations of indoor and outdoor family child care settings, this resource provides plenty of inspiration and practical information to create a comfortable, home-like setting that benefits children of all ages.
Linda J. Armstrong is a consultant for children and youth programs throughout the United States. As an active member of non-profit organizations, she has served in a variety of leadership positions for more than thirty years. Linda is a published author of educational research and has been an adjunct professor for universities in the U.S. and New Zealand. She holds three degrees in education and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work.