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Building Stronger Centers 
Training Institute 2014

Building Stronger Centers (BSC) is a comprehensive program to
help prepare providers for success in planning and completing a large facilities improvement project.

BSC is most appropriate for organizations planning a major facility renovation or expansion project within the next 2 to 3 years.

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What Providers Should Know


SPACE MATTERS: There is substantial research on the importance of the physical environment on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Click Here for more about Why Quality Space Matters.



SINKS AND TOILETS: Sinks and Toilets: The location of classroom sinks and children’s bathrooms has a measurable impact on infection control, children’s hygiene, and independence, as well as on teachers’ ability to be present and actively participating in classroom activities.

THERMAL COMFORT: There is considerable research on the effects of temperature on concentration and learning; when children are too hot or too cold, they can’t concentrate and may resist participating in activities.
NATURAL PLAY SPACE MATTERS: There is growing interest in natural outdoor play spaces for children.  Some of it was started by Richard Louv’s book, , published in 2005. He coined the term “nature deficit disorder” – a phrase that resonated with parents and educators across the country.  Click Here for more Natural Play information.
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