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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 1,  2016, pp.49-60
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.1.49
 Title & Authors
Exploring the Relationship Between Daily Routines and Physical Care Environments of Daycare Centers
Hwang, Hyuk; Rha, Jong Hay;
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 Abstract
Objective: The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between the daily routines and physical environments of daycare centers. Methods: A total of 20 classes at 8 different daycare centers from the metropolitan city of Daejeon were investigated. Trained observers visited each daycare center more than 3 times and collected data about daily routines using the Observational Log for Daily Routines in Daycare Centers. Also, the physical environments of each class were investigated in terms of actual size, layout of activity center, etc. Results and Conclusion: Results of the study were: first, daily routines of daycare centers could be divided into 2 distinguishable types by cluster analysis- 'free play oriented' and 'group activity oriented' Second, the amount of space each child has in a classroom differed according to the total size of the classroom. An average of 7 activity centers existed in each classroom. Third, there was a difference between free play oriented and group activity oriented groups in terms of the classroom size allocated for each child and the organization of the activity centers.
 Keywords
Daily routines;Physical environments;Day care centers;
 Language
Korean
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