This guide presents the benefits of and strategies in offering mixed-age groupings. Explore this resource to learn how to support continuity of care for young children and families.
Center-based programs can use these resources to support decisions about implementing continuity of care and choosing the best type for their program.
A coalition is presented of non-profit financial and Technical Assistance (TA) intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. Grantees looking for new funding resources to support their goals and objectives will find this information useful.
Program design elements, such as group size, classroom size, the indoor-outdoor relationship, and easily accessed diapering and toileting facilities with adjacent handwashing sinks, all have a great impact on the functioning and design of a child care center.