ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, as well as 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 include a fresh new design, a new chapter diversity, up-to-date technology information, and new TeachSource Videos integrated into each chapter.
"This text is well organized with current information concerning early childhood administration practices. It is well written and is a fast read. Excellent forms that can be used and modified for use in any center. It is good reference for any director to have."
"This is a great text for those students interested in a Director's Credential or an Advanced Director's Credential. The text has everything you need to know and covers current topics in child care administration."
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.
Part I: ADMINISTRATION. 1. The Director: A Broad View. 2. Diversity and Early Education. 3. Choices: Schools and Programs. 4. Administering Program Plans. Part II: PLANNING: PROGRAM AND ENVIRONMENT. 5. Planning: Infants and Toddlers. 6. Planning: Preschool Age Children. 7. Planning: School Age Children. 8. Planning: Family Child Care. Part III: STAFF. 9. Staff Selection/Personnel Policies. 10. Staff Supervision and Training. Part IV: MANAGEMENT. 11. Budget. 12. Nutrition, Health, and Safety for the Program. 13. Beginnings: A New Program/A New Year. 14. Including Families and the Community. 15. Maintaining Quality of Child Care. Appendix A: Computerized Data Management. Appendix B: Professional Organizations and Sources of Information. Appendix C: Sources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books. Appendix D: State Child-Care Licensing Agencies. Appendix E: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.