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Administration of Programs for Young Children provides essential lessons in operating a quality early childhood education program. Students and program directors will find the content invaluable for planning programs, implementing objectives, recruiting, hiring and training staff, maintaining quality and working with parents. Several chapters are devoted to planning for specific age groups, including an overview of the development of children and suggestions for setting up stimulating, safe environments for each age group. Additional strengths include current concerns over ethical conduct, the use of computers for streamlining administrative tasks and a credential specifically for early childhood education directors.
Chapter 1: The Director: A Broad Overview. Chapter 2: Choices: Schools and Programs. Chapter 3: Setting Goals. Chapter 4: Planning: Infants and Toddlers. Chapter 5: Planning: The Preschool. Chapter 6: Planning: School-Age Children. Chapter 7: Staff Selection/Personnel Policies. 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: A New Program/A New Year. Chapter 14: Including Families and the Community. Chapter 15: Maintaining Quality.