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Space in ECE Services and Avoiding Overcrowding, Stress, and an Environment in Which Learning is Difficult for Children

By Dr S Alexander
©
 2014

how many children in a space is too many?  read moreWhen you walk into an early childhood centre or home-based education setting you are likely to feel either one of two things:

  • you want to leave as soon as possible because there are so many people (adults and children) within the space - and it may be noisy and have a feeling of confinement; or,
  • you feel at ease, relaxed, as if you could easily stay the day and still leave feeling good and without a head ache or ears ringing from the noise.

This article discusses:  how to judge if the amount of space is right for your children and setting,  the legal minimum ECE requirements, how this compares to workplaces such as offices, key research findings we should take note of. 

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