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A study on planning of childcare centre in neighbourhood area: case study of Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Malaysia

Bahrom, Atkah Salwa and Abdullah, Alias (2005) A study on planning of childcare centre in neighbourhood area: case study of Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Malaysia. Journal of Islamic Built Environment, 1 (1). pp. 17-46. ISSN 1823-1020

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Abstract

The study attempts to reveal scenario of childcare centres operating in the neighbourhood area. Presently, the operation of childcare centres in residential units has become a trend in urban areas. Consequently, activities of childcare centres create unwanted circumstances. This study takes two-prong approach to the issue of providing well-planned space for childcare centres. It is based on the review of various guidelines on philosophical and psychological development of children and on what constitute a good design and planning of childcare centres. Several techniques of analysis have been applied, which include a comparative study, survey technique, and observation. Two residential areas have been selected as case studies. The objectives of the study are: (l) to study the various standards and guidelines of childcare centres from relevant sources in terms of its implementation, acceptance and usage that suit the local condition, (2) to test lists of criteria for planning the ideal childcare centres, (3) to identify issues and problems of childcare centre within the study area, (4) to analyze the findings by using appropriate methods such as comparative study, (5) survey technique and observation, (6) to recommend a new amendment of guidelines based on the criteria listed for the future planning of childcare centres in Malaysia. A survey has been done to collect local people's perceptions of the childcare centre and how far they have benefited from it. The findings of this study reveal that most of the childcare centres remains at very minimum standard of criteria that have been outlined in the existing guidelines. This study recommends improvement and additional guideline to improve the present childcare centres.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2572/1526
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preschool education, childcare center, spatial planning, Malysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 15:21
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 15:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1526

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