An Administrator's Guidebook To Early Care And Education Programs / Edition 1by Dorothy W. Hewes, Jane M. Leatherman
Pub. Date: 10/07/2004
This workbook helps early childhood administrators apply administrative theory to practice and guides them through the program development process. Early Childhood education and administration For courses on early childhood administration or administering child care programs in departments of early childhood education or family studies/b>/b>/b>… See more details below
This workbook helps early childhood administrators apply administrative theory to practice and guides them through the program development process. Early Childhood education and administration For courses on early childhood administration or administering child care programs in departments of early childhood education or family studies at both 2-year and 4-year institutions.
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Table of ContentsEach chapter concludes with “References and Resources.”
Orientation to the Guidebook.
Objectives for the Guidebook.
References and Resources.
1. Recognizing our Roots.
Brief History of Early Care and Education.
Worksheet 1.1: Curriculum Approaches.
2. Economic Factors of Early Care and Education Support.
Public Sector Funding.
Worksheet 2.1: Structure of your Program.
3. The Administrative Process.
The Job of the Program Director.
Ethical Decision Making.
The Organization of the Program.
Systems for Effective Functioning.
Total Quality Management.
The Decision Process.
Worksheet 3.1: Administrative Duties.
Worksheet 3.2: Leadership Styles.
Worksheet 3.3: Decision Making.
4. Standards and Policies.
Legal Requirements and Professional Standards.
Developing Purposes, Goals, and Mission Statement.
Worksheet 4.1: Compare Regulations Across States.
Worksheet 4.2: Setting Standards for Your Program.
Worksheet 4.3: Purposes, Goals, and Mission Statement.
Worksheet 4.4: By-Laws or Long-term Policies.
5. Personnel Systems.
Writing Personnel Policies.
The Interview Process.
Worksheet 5.1: Personnel Policies.
6. Staff Orientation and Professional Development.
Working with Staff.
Parents and Other Volunteers.
Worksheet 6.1: Staff Orientation Issues.
7. Financial Systems.
Center Management Systems.
Designing the System.
Worksheet 7.1: Keeping Records.
Worksheet 7.2: Proposal or Grant writing.
8. Budget Considerations.
Summary of the budget process.
Interpreting Your Center to the Public.
Worksheet 8.1: Center Budget.
Worksheet 8.2: The Brochure.
Alternate Worksheet 8.2: The Website.
9. The Physical Environment.
NAEYC Accreditation Guidelines.
Some Suggestions from Experienced Directors.
Worksheet 9.1: The Learning Environment.
10. Health, Safety, and Nutrition.
Emergency Procedures and Policies.
First Aid and CPR.
Sanitation and Safety.
Menu Planning and Nutrition.
Other Considerations with Menu Planning.
Worksheet 10.1: Emergency Procedures.
Worksheet 10.2: Weekly Menu Chart.
11. Working with Families.
Families with Special Needs.
Diverse Family Structures.
Written Communication Skills.
Parent Bulletin Boards.
Family-Program Conference Guidelines.
Questions to Ask After a Conference.
Worksheet 11.1: Family Handbook.
Worksheet 11.2: Family Orientation.
12. Evaluating the Program.
Environment or Program Evaluation.
Worksheet 12.1: Center Evaluation.
Worksheet 12.2: Self Evaluation.
Appendix A. Timeline of Early Care and Education in the USA.
Appendix B. Food Guide Pyramid.
Appendix C. Child Care Meal Patterns.
Appendix D. Developmental Skills Checklist for Ages 1-72 months.
Appendix E. Resources in Early Care and Education.
APPENDIX F. Acronyms in Early Care and Education.
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