Administration of Schools for Young Children / Edition 5

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This brand new edition expands and updates, valuable information on starting and operating a childcare center or preschool. A practical resource for experienced directors and newcomers, this book provides readers with the "how to's" for creating an effective work environment setting up programs, and using computers for managing administrative data. Readers will benefit from a start-to-finish discussion on managing and supervising staff, childcare in other countries and more 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.

Covers setting & formulating goals/staff selection/student teachers/development of the budget/organizing space/etc.

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Gives information on starting and operating a childcare center or preschool. Shows how to set up programs, use computers for managing data, and manage and supervise staff. Practical aids include forms for gathering and storing information, sample staff meeting agendas, and a review of software. Contains review questions and activities. This fifth edition offers lists of software programs and vendors, organizations, and suppliers of materials. Click is a consultant in early childhood education and conducts parent-education workshops. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766803541
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Pt. I Administration 1
Ch. 1 The Director: A Broad View 2
Ch. 2 Choices: Schools and Programs 32
Ch. 3 Beginnings: A New School/A New Year 57
Pt. II Program 97
Ch. 4 Setting Goals: Planning and Evaluating 98
Ch. 5 Planning: Infants and Toddlers 123
Ch. 6 Planning: The Preschool 142
Ch. 7 Planning: School-Age Children 165
Pt. III Environment 181
Ch. 8 Space: Infants and Toddlers 182
Ch. 9 Space: The Preschool 199
Ch. 10 Space: School-Age Children 222
Pt. IV Staff 241
Ch. 11 Staff Selection/Personnel Policies 242
Ch. 12 Staff Supervision and Training 268
Ch. 13 Student Teachers/Volunteers 297
Pt. V Management 317
Ch. 14 Budget 318
Ch. 15 Maintenance, Health, and Safety 336
Ch. 16 Food and Nutrition Services 366
Pt. VI Beyond the School Itself 387
Ch. 17 Parent Involvement, Education, and Public Relations 388
Ch. 18 Maintaining the Quality of Child Care 415
Guest Editorial 432
App. A Computerized Data Management 437
App. B Professional Organizations and Sources of Information 447
App. C Sources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books 455
Index 461
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