Administration of Schools for Young Children / Edition 5

Administration of Schools for Young Children / Edition 5

by Phyllis M. Click
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0766803546

ISBN-13: 9780766803541

Pub. Date: 08/01/1999

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning

This brand new edition presents completely current coverage of starting and operating a school or childcare center for children from infancy to age eight. You'll get start-to-finish discussion on setting up programs, managing and supervising staff, and childcare in other countries. Practical aids include new forms for gathering and storing information, sample staff

Overview

This brand new edition presents completely current coverage of starting and operating a school or childcare center for children from infancy to age eight. You'll get start-to-finish discussion on setting up programs, managing and supervising staff, and childcare in other countries. Practical aids include new forms for gathering and storing information, sample staff meeting agendas, and an extensive review of software programs for managing administrative data. Early childhood education students and experienced directors alike will appreciate this newly organized and easy-to-read resource.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766803541
Publisher:
Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
About the Authorx
Acknowledgementsx
Part IAdministration1
Chapter 1The Director: A Broad View2
Director Skills and Characteristics4
The Director as Manager8
The Director as Organizer11
The Director as Communicator15
Professional Development18
The Director's Evaluation19
The Director's Relation to Boards of Directors23
Chapter 2Choices: Schools and Programs32
Types of Programs34
Types of Programs--Characteristics38
Child Care in Other Countries51
Chapter 3Beginnings: A New School/A New Year57
Location58
Finances67
Staff Selection73
Working Checlist73
Planning for Opening Day74
Enrollment75
Parents82
The New School Year88
Part IIProgram97
Chapter 4Setting Goals: Planning and Evaluating98
Philosophy100
Formulating Goals102
Developing Objectives105
Implementing Goals and Objectives109
Evaluating Outcomes114
Chapter 5Planning: Infants and Toddlers123
Infant/Toddler Development124
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Infant/Toddler Program127
Suggested Activities for an Infant/Toddler Program136
Chapter 6Planning: The Preschool142
Preschool Development143
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Program148
Other Considerations157
Chapter 7Planning: School-Age Children165
Developmental Characteristics166
Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Program170
Favorite Activities for School-Age Children175
Characteristics of Teacher/Caregiver176
Part IIIEnvironment181
Chapter 8Space: Infants and Toddlers182
General Considerations for Infants and Toddlers182
Routine Areas188
Cognitive Area191
Fine-Motor Area192
Large-Motor Area193
Language Area194
Psychosocial Area195
Adaptations for Special Needs Infants and Toddlers195
Chapter 9Space: The Preschool199
General Considerations for Organizing Space200
Specific Areas207
Adaptation for Children With Special Needs216
Chapter 10Space: School-Age Children222
General Considerations223
Specific Areas for School-Age Children227
Part IVStaff241
Chapter 11Staff Selection/Personnel Policies242
Staff Qualifications243
Staff Recruitment246
Application Information248
Selection Process249
Notification of Employment or Nonselection254
Personnel Practices256
Personnel Records262
Chapter 12Staff Supervision and Training268
Supervision of Staff270
Evaluation of Staff Performance271
The Evaluation Process272
Methods of Evaluation274
Use of Evaluations276
Staff Development278
Planning Staff Development279
Popular Training Methods283
Format for Training Sessions289
Staff Relationships290
Burnout291
Chapter 13Student Teachers/Volunteers297
Characteristics of Student Teachers299
Role of the Director299
Choice of a Master Teacher301
Orientation of Student Teachers302
Responsibilities of the Master Teacher303
Reactions of Student Teachers304
Volunteers306
A Plan for Volunteer Services306
Recruitment of Volunteers307
Selection of Volunteers309
Orientation of Volunteers309
Handbook for Volunteers310
Supervision of Volunteers311
Recognition of Volunteers311
Records of Volunteer Service312
Part VManagement317
Chapter 14Budget318
Development of the Budget319
Expenses--Personnel321
Expenses--Variable323
Expenses--Fixed324
Income326
Trial Budget328
Summary of Budget Cycle329
Budget Analysis330
Implementing the Final Budget330
Keeping Budget Records331
Chapter 15Maintenance, Health, and Safety336
Maintenance or Operations?337
Inventory342
Safety342
Health348
Health Goals349
Chapter 16Food and Nutrition Services366
Caregiver's Role367
Menu Planning367
Guidelines for Menu Planning370
Parents374
Food Service for Children376
Cooking Experiences for Children377
Mechanics of Food Service379
Part VIBeyond the School Itself387
Chapter 17Parent Involvement, Education, and Public Relations388
Changing Roles of Families388
Parent Involvement389
Parent Education397
The School and the Public405
Chapter 18Maintaining the Quality of Child Care415
Upgrading the Quality of Programs416
Child Abuse420
Laws pertaining to Child Care Settings427
Guest Editorial432
Appendix AComputerized Data Management437
Appendix BProfessional Organizations and Sources of Information447
Appendix CSources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books455
Index461

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