INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
February 5, 2000
COURSE CODE: 04
COURSE NAME: Architectural Design II
A DAY CARE CENTER FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
Design Project #1:
DAY CARE CENTER FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
CENTER FOR 100
groups 3 to 6 years old)
Entrance with a Vestibule
150 sq. ft.
Lobby with seating area for approximately 4 to 8 people
400 sq. ft.
(receptionist and bookkeeper),
160 sq. ft.
to have a closet 24 sq. ft. in area with lockable door and a bank teller type
window opening to lobby located to permit visual control of the entrance and, if
possible, to control the second means of egress as well.
Five (5) Play Rooms each For 20 Children at 35 sq. ft. per child, 700 sq. ft. exclusive of
cubby area, toilet and closets.
playroom shall have the following accessory spaces:
Cubby area and alcove shall be as close to the
entrance of the playroom as possible. Each
child to have a cubby which measures 12" X 12" X 52" H
Toilet room containing two water closets and one
wash basin for a 20-child playroom. All
fixtures to be child size. The door
shall be located so that there is direct observation into the toilet room from
Sink for water play in a 2' X 5' counter cabinet
mounted at child height.
Cot storage room with double door opening out to
playroom: 30 - 50 sq. ft.
General storage closet w/double doors 10 - 15 sq.
for small group instruction, Adjacent to the playrooms, including 120 sq. ft.
to be located as close to playrooms as possible.
6. Director's Office near Clerical Office
200 sq. ft.
7. Assistant Directors’ Offices
(2) @ 150 sq. ft. each
8. Caseworkers’ Offices (family counselors)
(2) @ 150 sq. ft. each.
9. Medical Room Total area of 200 to 250
sq. ft. exclusive of storage closet should include space for:
A desk, 2 chairs, a crib, a scale and examination
Toilet adjacent to opening into medical room 25 sq.
ft. shall contain one water closet and one lavatory.
Storage closet 2'-6" X 3'-O”
Conference Room/Parents Room
(locate adjacent to Assistant Directors’ Offices or Director's Office) 200 sq.
ft., Lounge to have coat closets 20 sq. ft.
12. Staff Changing Room for 20 staff members.
One locker for every staff member. Each
locker is 12" wide; this space can open into Staff Lounge.
Utility Rooms (2)
Utility rooms shall be 120 sq. ft., each with its own entrance from the hall.
Soiled Area: Room shall include: Counter
with storage above or below; under counter space for large "garbage can
sized" container; slop sink; and storage closet, washing machine, and
Clean Area: Room shall include: Counter
with storage above or below, slop sink.
to be easily serviced from the street preferably with a direct service entrance.
The kitchen complex shall consist of:
Food Preparation Area
400 - 500 sq. ft.
Pantry (food larder)
150 sq. ft.
44 - 55 sq. ft.
Kitchen staff dining area
100 sq. ft.
Area for carts, linens (6 sq. ft. per car-t min.)
50 sq. ft.
4' 0" x 6' 0" (1 on each floor) 24
120 sq. ft.
- to be located off hall shall include area for:
Linen 50 to 100 sq. ft.
Play room supplies 125 sq. ft.
18. Corridor Space 8'-O" minimum width is
required from infant room to fire exit. (Circulation: 15% - 20% of the total net
space should be allocated for corridors and stairs.)
adjacent to the lobby with a water closet and one lavatory.
2 rooms, each with a water closet, a lavatory, and lockers.
Mechanical Room, 300 sq. ft.,
Electrical Closet, 100 sq. ft.
Outdoor Play Areas
Where possible outdoor play areas, shall be located
directly off the playroom, but may be located on the roof of the building.
Play area shall be a minimum of 100 sq. ft. per
child with 58% of the children playing at one time.
Low movable planters shall divide outdoor play
space into separate areas. Provide
at least one-1500 sq. ft. space for one playroom and at least one-2000 sq. ft.
space for each two 20-child playrooms. Thus,
for 5 playrooms, there would be three play areas with outdoor toy storage, hose
bib, planting area, landscaping, and shaded areas. In addition, the plan for every play area must include a
slide and each 20-child play areas shall include a climber. If play area is on
the roof, there shall also be a toilet with a minimum of one water closet and
one lavatory. Planter boxes shall be included for all roof play areas,
preferably several should be built-ins.
A hose bib shall be provided in each play area,
whether at ground level or on roof.
Outdoor toy storage shall be provided, one toy
storage room or structure for every outdoor play area.
Provide a 75 sq. ft. storage room for every 1500
sq. ft. play area, 100 sq. ft. for every 2000 sq. ft. play area.
Twenty to twenty five percent of the outdoor play
area shall be shaded.
The play area shall be designed so as to divide
into distinct play areas. Minimum
width shall be 30' but 40' or more feet is preferred.
All rooms to be occupied by children shall be above
ground, and shall have windows.
A child shall not be kept for any period of time in
a cellar as defined in C26-30.0 of the Administrative Code.
A child shall not be permitted to remain for any
period of time in a basement as defined in C26-22.0 of the Administrative Code
when one side of the basement is more than three feet below the surface of the
ground surrounding the building, without the prior approval of the Department.
Such approval shall
All rooms to be occupied by children must have
natural lighting, and operable windows.
All rooms to be ADA accessible.