Child Care Center Design Guide
1. Purpose. This directive transmits a revised version of the General Services Administration (GSA) publication, the Child Care
Center Design Guide PBS-100, March 2003.
2. Cancellation. The former version of the Guide, PBS 140, dated June 1998, together with its previously published English
3. Background. The transmitted document reflects updated guidance and standards based on GSA's experience with design,
construction and renovation of centers since the last publication of the Guide. In accordance with the Omnibus Trade and
Competitiveness Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-418), which mandates the metric system as the preferred system of measurement in
Federal procurement, Guide measurements are expressed in the metric system.
4. Instructions. Metric measurement should be used for all design initiated after January 1, 1994.
F. Joseph Moravec
Public Buildings Service
PBS-140 - July 2003