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For courses in Preschool/Child Care Center Administration. Designed to prepare students to manage high-quality early childhood programs that enhance the development of young children, this text provides comprehensive treatment of the special mix of child development and childcare management principles, skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will ensure success. Contemporary in perspective, it addresses all principles and skills that early childhood program managers need to provide services that are culturally responsive, inclusive, and sensitive to a variety of family needs. Center accreditation is highlighted throughout as is parental involvement in each child's education and care.
Table of Contents
1. Managing Children's Centers in Today's World. 2. Applying Theories in Managing a Child Development Center. 3. Management Processes and Approaches.
II. MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND TASKS.
4. Planning. 5. Organizing. 6. Staffing. 7. Leading. 8. Monitoring and Controlling for Quality.
III. MANAGING RESOURCES.
9. Managing Monetary Resources. 10. Child Care in a Corporate World. 11. Managing Spatial Resources. 12. Managing Health and Safety Needs of Children. 13. Managing Food Service. 14. Children's Programs: The Manager's Role. 15. Communicating with Parents and the Public. 16. Advocacy and Professionalism.
17. Children: Our Future. Appendix. Name Index. Subject Index.