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Administration of Schools for Young Children

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780766803541

ISBN10:
0766803546
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/18/1999
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

Gives information on starting and operating a childcare center or preschool. Shows how to set up programs, use computers for managing data, and manage and supervise staff. Practical aids include forms for gathering and storing information, sample staff meeting agendas, and a review of software. Contains review questions and activities. This fifth edition offers lists of software programs and vendors, organizations, and suppliers of materials. Click is a consultant in early childhood education and conducts parent education workshops.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
About the Author x
Acknowledgements x
PART I Administration 1(96)
The Director: A Broad View
2(30)
Director Skills and Characteristics
4(4)
The Director as Manager
8(3)
The Director as Organizer
11(4)
The Director as Communicator
15(3)
Professional Development
18(1)
The Director's Evaluation
19(4)
The Director' Relation to Boards of Directors
23(9)
Choices: Schools and Programs
32(25)
Types of Programs
34(4)
Types of Programs----Characteristics
38(13)
Child Care in Other Countries
51(6)
Beginnings: A New School/A New Year
57(40)
Location
58(9)
Finances
67(6)
Staff Selection
73(1)
Working Checklist
73(1)
Planning for Opening Day
74(1)
Enrollment
75(7)
Parents
82(6)
The New School Year
88(9)
PART II Program 97(84)
Setting Goals: Planning and Evaluating
98(25)
Philosophy
100(2)
Formulating Goals
102(3)
Developing Objectives
105(4)
Implementing Goals and Objectives
109(5)
Evaluating Outcomes
114(9)
Planning: Infants and Toddlers
123(19)
Infant/Toddler Development
124(3)
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Infant/Toddler Program
127(9)
Suggested Activities for an Infant/Toddler Program
136(6)
Planning: The Preschool
142(23)
Preschool Development
143(5)
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Program
148(9)
Other Considerations
157(8)
Planning: School-Age Children
165(16)
Developmental Characteristics
166(4)
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Program
170(5)
Favorite Activities for School-Age Children
175(1)
Characteristic of Teacher/Caregiver
176(5)
PART III Environment 181(60)
Space: Infants and Toddlers
182(17)
General Consideration for Infants and Toddlers
182(6)
Routine Areas
188(3)
Cognitive Area
191(1)
Fine-Motor Area
192(1)
Large-Motor Area
193(1)
Language Area
194(1)
Psychosocial Area
195(1)
Adaptations for Special Needs Infants and Toddlers
195(4)
Space: The Preschool
199(23)
General Considerations for Organizing Space
200(7)
Specific Areas
207(9)
Adaptation for Children With Special Needs
216(6)
Space: School-Age Children
222(19)
General Considerations
223(4)
Specific Areas for School-Age Children
227(14)
PART IV Staff 241(76)
Staff Selection/Personnel Policies
242(26)
Staff Qualifications
243(3)
Staff Recruitment
246(2)
Application Information
248(1)
Selection Process
249(5)
Notification of Employment or Nonselection
254(2)
Personnel Practices
256(6)
Personnel Records
262(6)
Staff Supervision and Training
268(29)
Supervision of Staff
270(1)
Evaluation of Staff Performance
271(1)
The Evaluation Process
272(2)
Methods of Evaluation
274(2)
Use of Evaluations
276(2)
Staff Development
278(1)
Planning Staff Development
279(4)
Popular Training Methods
283(6)
Format for Training Sessions
289(1)
Staff Relationships
290(1)
Burnout
291(6)
Student Teachers/Volunteers
297(20)
Characteristics of Student Teachers
299(1)
Role of the Director
299(2)
Choice of a Master Teacher
301(1)
Orientation of Student Teachers
302(1)
Responsibilities of the Master Teacher
303(1)
Reactions of Student Teachers
304(2)
Volunteers
306(1)
A Plan for Volunteer Services
306(1)
Recruitment of Volunteers
307(2)
Selection of Volunteers
309(1)
Orientation of Volunteers
309(1)
Handbook for Volunteers
310(1)
Supervision of Volunteers
311(1)
Recognition of Volunteers
311(1)
Records of Volunteer Service
312(5)
PART V Management 317(70)
Budget
318(18)
Development of the Budget
319(2)
Expenses---Personnel
321(2)
Expenses---Variable
323(1)
Expenses---Fixed
324(2)
Income
326(2)
Trial Budget
328(1)
Summary of Budget Cycle
329(1)
Budget Analysis
330(1)
Implementing the Final Budget
330(1)
Keeping Budget Records
331(5)
Maintenance, Health, and Safety
336(30)
Maintenance or Operations?
337(5)
Inventory
342(1)
Safety
342(6)
Health
348(1)
Health Goals
349(17)
Food and Nutrition Services
366(21)
Caregiver's Role
367(1)
Menu Planning
367(3)
Guidelines for Menu Planning
370(4)
Parents
374(2)
Food Service for Children
376(1)
Cooking Experiences for Children
377(2)
Mechanics of Food Service
379(8)
PART VI Beyond the School Itself 387(45)
Parent Involvement, Education, and Public Relations
388(27)
Changing Roles of Families
388(1)
Parent Involvement
389(8)
Parent Education
397(8)
The School and the Public
405(10)
Maintaining the Quality of Child Care
415(17)
Upgrading the Quality of Programs
416(4)
Child Abuse
420(7)
Laws pertaining to Child Care Settings
427(5)
Guest Editorial 432(5)
Appendix A Computerized Data Management 437(10)
Appendix B Professional Organizations and Sources of Information 447(8)
Appendix C Sources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books 455(6)
Index 461


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