Management of Child Development Centers / Edition 6

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Management of Child Development Centers is the core text that students of child development center administration need to help them learn to manage effectively in the twenty-first century. It is the only text structured around the thirteen competencies that capable, confident child development center directors must possess. This practical text by Professor Patricia F. Hearron, a former child development center manager, and well-known author and Professor Emerita Verna Hildebrand, focuses on targeted problem-solving strategies, decision making, and specific tools. A classic in the field since 1984, the sixth edition of Management of Child Development Centers has been updated and expanded to emphasize strategies and solutions to the challenges facing today’s child development center managers.

More of what prospective and practicing administrators need to know…

  • More self-evaluation and reflection instruments
  • New practical strategies to reduce stress and burnout
  • More specific methods to improve overall effectiveness
  • More information about revised NAEYC accreditation standards
  • More information about the revised Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) and the revised Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R)
  • More information specific to infants and toddlers
  • More detailed guidelines for recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect
  • More specific information to help with fund-raising
  • More Internet resources
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131712072
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Managing children's centers in the 21st century 2
Ch. 2 Types of child development programs 19
Ch. 3 Applying theories in managing a child development center 38
Ch. 4 Reflective management : personal and professional self-awareness 60
Ch. 5 Organizational management 76
Ch. 6 Fiscal management 97
Ch. 7 Personnel management 123
Ch. 8 Human relations 151
Ch. 9 Facilities management 174
Ch. 10 Managing health and safety issues 198
Ch. 11 Managing food service 222
Ch. 12 Educational programming 245
Ch. 13 Family support 270
Ch. 14 Marketing and public relations 294
Ch. 15 Assessment and evaluation 314
Ch. 16 Leadership 331
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