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Developing and Administering an Early Childhood Center

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780766839267

ISBN10:
0766839265
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/11/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Drawing on the authors' combined experiences, Developing and Administering an Early Child Care Center, 5E presents the basic philosophies and interpersonal aspects of directing and administering an early childhood center. The book bases its chapters on major aspects of developing and administering a program for young children, addressing the core issues while giving consideration to the experiences of those in the field. The chapters are written to read and follow with ease, and provide many features and activities that engage readers in active learning.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
The Working Director
1(20)
The Working Director
1(1)
Objectives
1(1)
Administrative Styles and Roles
2(2)
Program Maintenance
4(1)
People Maintenance
4(1)
Management Tools
5(4)
Summary
9(1)
Class Assignments
9(1)
Class Exercises
9(1)
Working Paper 1--1
10(1)
Working Paper 1--2
11(1)
Working Paper 1--3
12(1)
Working Paper 1--4
13(1)
Working Paper 1--5
14(3)
Director's Resource 1--1
17(1)
Director's Resource 1--2
18(1)
References
19(1)
Helpful Web Sites
19(2)
Developing Interpersonal Relationships
21(10)
Objectives
21(1)
Creating a Positive Climate
22(3)
Motivating the Staff
25(1)
Summary
26(1)
Class Assignments
27(1)
Class Exercises
27(1)
Working Paper 2--1
28(1)
References
29(1)
Helpful Web Sites
29(2)
Assessing Community Need and Establishing a Program
31(22)
Objectives
31(1)
Assessing the Need
32(3)
Program Philosophy
35(2)
Types of Programs
37(4)
Summary
41(1)
Class Assignments
42(1)
Class Exercises
42(1)
Working Paper 3--1
43(1)
Working Paper 3--2
44(1)
Working Paper 3--3
45(1)
Director's Resource 3--1
46(3)
Director's Resource 3--2
49(1)
Director's Resource 3--3
50(1)
References
51(1)
Helpful Web Sites
51(2)
Licensing and Certification
53(42)
Objectives
53(1)
Licensing
54(5)
Accreditation
59(1)
Credentialing
60(1)
Summary
61(1)
Class Assignments
62(1)
Class Exercises
63(1)
Working Paper 4--1
64(1)
Working Paper 4--2
65(1)
Working Paper 4--3
66(1)
Director's Resource 4--1
67(9)
Director's Resource 4--2
76(12)
Director's Resource 4--3
88(5)
Director's Resource 4--4
93(1)
References
94(1)
Helpful Web Sites
94(1)
Organizing Center Structure and Working with a Board
95(24)
Objectives
95(1)
Organization of the Center
96(2)
The Child Care Center Board
98(7)
Summary
105(1)
Class Assignments
105(2)
Class Exercise
107(1)
Working Paper 5--1
108(1)
Working Paper 5--2
109(1)
Working Paper 5--3
110(1)
Director's Resource 5--1
111(1)
Director's Resource 5--2
112(1)
Director's Resource 5--3
113(1)
Director's Resource 5--4
114(4)
References
118(1)
Helpful Web Sites
118(1)
Handling Financial Matters
119(30)
Objectives
119(1)
Balancing Income and Expenses
120(2)
Preparing the Budget
122(5)
Other Financial Responsibilities
127(5)
Summary
132(1)
Class Assignments
133(1)
Class Exercises
134(1)
Working Paper 6--1
135(1)
Working Paper 6--2
136(1)
Working Paper 6--3
137(1)
Working Paper 6--4
138(1)
Working Paper 6--5
139(1)
Working Paper 6--6
140(2)
Working Paper 6--7
142(1)
Director's Resource 6--1
143(1)
Director's Resource 6--2
144(1)
Director's Resource 6--3
145(1)
Director's Resource 6--4
146(1)
References
147(1)
Helpful Web Sites
147(2)
Funding the Program
149(24)
Objectives
149(1)
Types of Funding Needed
150(1)
Sources of Funding
151(4)
Fund-Raising
155(3)
Shepherding Existing Funds
158(1)
Summary
159(1)
Class Assignments
160(1)
Class Exercises
160(1)
Working Paper 7--1
161(1)
Working Paper 7--2
162(1)
Working Paper 7--3
163(1)
Working Paper 7--1
164(1)
Director's Resource 7--1
165(1)
Director's Resource 7--2
166(5)
References
171(1)
Helpful Web Sites
171(2)
Developing a Center Facility
173(28)
Objectives
173(1)
Analyzing Space Requirements
174(9)
Planning a New Center
183(2)
Working with Other Professionals
185(1)
Summary
186(1)
Class Assignments
187(1)
Class Exercises
188(1)
Working Paper 8--1
189(1)
Working Paper 8--2
190(1)
Working Paper 8--3
191(1)
Director's Resource 8--1
192(2)
Director's Resource 8--2
194(5)
References
199(1)
Helpful Web Sites
199(2)
Equipping the Center
201(40)
Objectives
201(1)
Establishing Needs
202(1)
Using Selection Criteria
203(4)
Working within a Budget
207(1)
Ordering Equipment
208(2)
Managing Equipment
210(2)
Summary
212(1)
Class Assignments
212(1)
Class Exercises
213(1)
Working Paper 9--1
214(1)
Working Paper 9--2
215(1)
Director's Resource 9--1
216(17)
Director's Resource 9--2
233(3)
Director's Resource 9--3
236(3)
References
239(1)
Helpful Web Sites
239(2)
Staffing the Center
241(78)
Objectives
241(1)
Designing Personnel Policies
242(10)
Drawing Up Job Descriptions
252(11)
Selecting the Employee
263(1)
Orienting the Employee
263(1)
Dealing with Turnover
264(1)
Summary
265(1)
Class Assignments
266(1)
Class Exercises
266(1)
Working Paper 10--1
267(1)
Working Paper 10--2
268(1)
Working Paper 10--3
269(2)
Working Paper 10--4
271(1)
Director's Resource 10--1
272(23)
Director's Resource 10--2
295(8)
Director's Resource 10--3
303(5)
Director's Resource 10--4
308(2)
Director's Resource 10--5
310(1)
Director's Resource 10--6
311(3)
Director's Resource 10--7
314(1)
Director's Resource 10--8
315(2)
References
317(1)
Helpful Web Sites
317(2)
Publicizing the Center and Selecting the Children
319(14)
Objective
319(1)
Publicity
320(2)
Selecting the Children
322(4)
Role of the Director in an Interdisciplinary/Interagency Effort
326(1)
Summary
326(1)
Class Assignments
327(1)
Class Exercises
327(1)
Working Paper 11--1
328(1)
Working Paper 11--2
329(1)
Working Paper 11--3
330(1)
References
331(1)
Helpful Web Sites
331(2)
Grouping and Enrolling the Children
333(28)
Objectives
333(1)
Grouping the Children
333(4)
Enrolling the Children
337(4)
Summary
341(1)
Class Assignments
342(1)
Class Exercises
342(1)
Working Paper 12--1
343(1)
Working Paper 12--2
344(1)
Director's Resource 12--1
345(1)
Director's Resource 12--2
346(1)
Director's Resource 12--3
347(1)
Director's Resource 12--4
348(4)
Director's Resource 12--5
352(3)
Director's Resource 12--6
355(1)
Director's Resource 12--7
356(1)
Director's Resource 12--8
357(1)
Director's Resource 12--9
358(1)
References
359(1)
Helpful Web Sites
359(2)
Managing the Food and the Health and Safety Programs
361(46)
Objectives
361(1)
Food Service Programs
362(12)
Health and Safety Program
374(9)
Summary
383(2)
Class Assignments
385(1)
Class Exercises
385(1)
Working Paper 13--1
386(1)
Working Paper 13--2
387(1)
Working Paper 13--3
388(1)
Director's Resource 13--1
389(8)
Director's Resource 13--2
397(8)
References
405(1)
Helpful Web Sites
405(2)
Evaluating Center Components
407(28)
Objectives
407(1)
Evaluators
408(1)
Purpose of Evaluation
408(1)
Evaluation Principles
409(7)
Summarizing Data
416(1)
Summary
417(1)
Class Assignments
418(1)
Class Exercises
418(1)
Working Paper 14--1
419(1)
Working Paper 14--2
420(1)
Working Paper 14--3
421(2)
Director's Resource 14--1
423(5)
Director's Resource 14--2
428(3)
Director's Resource 14--3
431(2)
Director's Resource 14--4
433(1)
References
434(1)
Helpful Web Sites
434(1)
Providing for Personal and Professional Staff Development
435(22)
Objectives
438(1)
Staff Meetings
438(1)
Staff Training/Professional Development
439(3)
Staff Supervision and Coaching
442(4)
Assessing Staff Problems
446(1)
Summary
447(1)
Class Assignments
448(1)
Class Exercises
448(2)
Working Paper 15--1
450(1)
Working Paper 15--2
451(1)
Director's Resource 15--1
452(4)
References
456(1)
Helpful Web Sites
456(1)
Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community
457(54)
Objectives
457(1)
Parent Programs
458(7)
Preparing a Parent Handbook
465(1)
Volunteer Program
466(1)
Organizations and Agencies
467(2)
Work with the Community
469(1)
Summary
469(1)
Class Assignments
470(1)
Class Exercise
470(1)
Working Paper 16--1
471(1)
Working Paper 16--2
472(1)
Director's Resource 16--1
473(37)
References
510(1)
Helpful Web Sites
510(1)
Appendix A 511(4)
Appendix B 515(6)
Appendix C 521(4)
Director's Library 525(8)
Index 533


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