Administration of Programs for Young Children / Edition 7

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Overview

Administration of Programs for Young Children is now out in the 7th edition. It is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, and a source of information for those who are already directors of early childhood programs. This new edition provides the latest information from the NAEYC regarding guidelines for infant sleeping arrangements, accreditation of programs for young children, and what abilities and knowledge teachers should possess. It includes an expanded discussion of the budget process as well as sound business practices and marketing strategies. The text provides current information about children's nutritional requirements that are encompassed in the new Food Guide Pyramid. With real life scenarios to help the student grasp the content, Administration of Programs for Young Children, 7e is the complete resource for the aspiring child development program director or the already practicing professional.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781418037901
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/13/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.76 (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

Preface. About the Authors. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1: The Director: A Broad View. Chapter 2: Choices: Schools and Programs. Chapter 3: Setting Goals. Chapter 4: Planning: Infants and Toddlers. Chapter 5: Planning: Preschool-Age Children. Chapter 6: Planning: School-Age Children. Chapter 7: Staff Turnover. Chapter 8: Staff Supervision and Training. Chapter 9: Student Teachers/Volunteers. Chapter 10: Budget. Chapter 11: Maintenance, Health, and Safety. Chapter 12: Food and Nutrition Services. Chapter 13: Beginnings: A New Program/A New Year. Chapter 14: Including Families and the Community. Chapter 15: Maintaining the Quality of Child Care. Guest Essay: Computerized Center Administration. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Glossary. Index.

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