Developing and Administering a Child Care Center / Edition 4by Dorothy June Sciarra, Anne G. Dorsey, Dorothy June Sciarra
Pub. Date: 07/28/1998
Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
The Fourth Edition of this text provides a focus on the importance of positive human relationships in a child care setting. Numerous class exercises are provided and engage students in cooperative learning. They provide ready-made assignments and serve as a means of assessing student learning. Comprehensive material is especially useful for students in early childhood education programs and who are interested in establishing or working in a child care center.
Table of ContentsDEVELOPING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Creating a Positive Climate. Motivating the Staff. Summary. ASSESSING COMMUNITY NEED AND ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM: Assessing the Need. Program Philosophy. Types of Programs. Summary. LICENSING AND CERTIFYING: Licensing. Accreditation. Credentialing. Summary. ESTABLISHING AND WORKING WITH A BOARD: Board Membership. Board Duties. Board Committees. Board Communication. Board Operation. Summary. HANDLING FINANCIAL MATTERS: Balancing Income and Expenses. Preparing the Budget. Other Financial Responsibilities. Summary. FUNDING THE PROGRAM: Start-Up Capital. Sources of Operating Funds. Foundations. Government Funding. Donations. Reporting to Funders. Summary. DEVELOPING A CENTER FACILITY: Analyzing Space Requirements. Planning a New Center. Working with Other Professionals. Summary. EQUIPPING THE CENTER: Establishing Needs. Using Selection Criteria. Working within a Budget. Ordering Equipment. Managing Equipment. Summary. STAFFING THE CENTER: Designing Personnel Policies. Drawing Up Job Descriptions. Selecting the Employee. Orienting the Employee. Summary. PUBLICIZING THE CENTER AND SELECTING THE CHILDREN: Publicity. Selecting the Children. Summary. GROUPING AND ENROLLING THE CHILDREN: Grouping the Children. Enrolling the Children. Summary. MANAGING THE FOOD AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS: Food Service Programs. Health and Safety Program. Summary. EVALUATING CENTER COMPONENTS: Evaluators. Purpose of Evaluation. Evaluation Principles. Summary. PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Staff Meetings. Staff Training. Staff Supervision and Coaching. Assessing Staff Policies. Summary.WORKING WITH PARENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND THE COMMUNITY: Parent Program. Preparing a Parent Handbook. Volunteer Program. Organizations and Agencies. Work with the Community. Summary. THE WORKING DIRECTOR: Administrative Styles and Roles. Program Maintenance. People Maintenance. Management Tools. Summary. APPENDIX A: Partial List: Sources of Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, and Supplies. APPENDIX B: Partial List: Professional Organization. Appendix C: Partial List Early Childhood Periodicals and Media. DIRECTOR'S LIBRARY. INDEX.
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