Management of Child Development Centers

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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In this popular book, Hearron and Hildebrand position the child development program among the key components of a child's "ecosystem." They show high-quality children's programs as essential support for a child's family--not as islands of education unconnected to the rest of a child's world. Coverage is clearly based on developmentally appropriate practices and the indicators of quality established by the NAEYC and organized around thirteen core competencies, with a full chapter devoted to each. The book is written in friendly, easy-to-understand language, and bolstered by learning aids, examples, and exercises that capture the reader's attention and keep it. For pre-school teachers and day-care personnel.

Table of Contents


1. Managing Children's Centers in the 21st Century.
2. Types of Child Development Programs.
3. Applying Theories in Managing a Child Development Center.


4. Reflective Management: Personal and Professional Self-Awareness.
5. Organizational Management.
6. Fiscal Management.
7. Personnel Management.
8. Human Relations.
9. Facilities Management.
10. Managing Health and Safety Issues.
11. Managing Food Service.
12. Educational Programming.
13. Family Support.
14. Marketing and Public Relations.
15. Assessment and Evaluation.
16. Leadership.

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