Design considerations in multipurpose space of preschool educational environments
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Design requirements of preschool educational environments that support all aspects of child development are examined in this study. In order to determine the design criteria for preschool educational environments, the characteristics and the properties of early childhood are investigated. Additionally, educational philosophy and psychological influences of environment which affect the physical organization are stated. Within this framework, design considerations of preschool educational environments are discussed under the issues of activity places, alternative organizations, and items of furniture which build up the environment. Finally, general design criteria which are necessary for a comfortable education environment are pointed out.