Overcoming Obstacles To Create Retreats in Family Child Care

Nanci Weinberger, Bryant University

Document Type Article

Published by National Association for the Education of Young Children in Young Children Volume 55, Number 5, Pages 78-81.

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Discusses the importance of creating retreat spaces for young children in child care settings. Identifies special challenges and opportunities for creating such spaces in family child care homes. Outlines research findings detailing the benefits of retreats for children, and discusses the contributions of location, form, and materials in creating retreats for various uses.