Administration of Programs for Young Children / Edition 8

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ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, and a comprehensive resource for those who are already directors. The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements as well as methods and principles related to supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Real-life scenarios equip working directors with problem- solving techniques; readers also learn best practices in child care program management. Highlights of the Eighth Edition include a fresh new design, a new chapter on family child care, up-to-date technology information, and a new section on managing aggressive or violent children.
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"Delightful, outstanding, superior, the best I've seen yet are just a few words I would use to describe the format of this text. As a professor, one item I am looking for is authors and textbooks that keep the pedagogy of college students in mind."

"Each chapter addresses an important area of early childhood administration, "walking" the student through set-up, hiring, budget, curriculum planning, parent relations, licensing, etc., a "how to manual" in many respects. The additions to this edition make it even more of an asset to a course and a potential teacher and/or administrator." Cindy Waters, Ph.D., C.F.C.S.,Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA.

"The greatest strength of this text is the comprehensive coverage about each topic. Throughout the text, the author provides a thorough discussion of each topic including lists and suggestions." Phyllis Gilbert, M. Ed., M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495808985
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/7/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 661,313
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Click obtained her bachelor and master's degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in psychology and child development. Throughout a long career, she worked in various settings with children and adults. She has taught in preschools, worked in summer camps, and developed and taught in a program for autistic children. She has also worked with adults, taught college students, administered grant programs, and designed a curriculum for prospective teachers for a private college. Now retired, she has been a consultant who has helped others start or administer programs, and has published widely. Her publications include another textbook, articles in professional journals, and ancillary materials for other authors┬┐ texts. She belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the California School-Age Consortium, and the Association for Childhood Education International.

Kimberly Karkos was awarded a bachelor's degree in early child development and family relations from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in early childhood education from St. Joseph College in Connecticut. She received a director's Administrative Credential from the National Institute of Childcare Management in 2004. She has been an administrator for various early childhood programs for over 35 years. Ms. Karkos currently serves as the Director of Oxnard College Child Development Center and is on the Child Development faculty. She has directed a university early childhood education center and has developed and conducted various training programs; workshops; and courses for child-care staff, family day-care providers, and parents. She belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is an active participant in the Ventura County Child Care Planning Council and several other community boards.

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Table of Contents

Part I: ADMINISTRATION. 1. The Director: A Broad View. 2. Choices: Schools and Programs. 3. Family Child Care. Part II: PLANNING: PROGRAM AND ENVIRONMENT. 4. Setting Goals. 5. Planning: Infants and Toddlers. 6. Planning: Preschool-Age Children. 7. Planning: School-Age Children. Part III: STAFF. 8. Staff Selection/Personnel Policies. 9. Staff Supervision and Training. Part IV: MANAGEMENT. 10. Budget. 11. Maintenance, Health, and Safety. 12. Food and Nutrition Services. 13. Beginnings: A New Program/A New Year. Part V: BEYOND THE SCHOOL ITSELF. 14. Including Families and the Community. 15. Maintaining the Quality of Child Care. Guest Essay. APPENDICES. A. Computerized Data Management. B. Professional Organizations and Sources of Information. C. Sources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books. D. State Child-Care Licensing Agencies. E. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
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