Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs / Edition 8

Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs / Edition 8

by Celia A. Decker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131125486

ISBN-13: 9780131125483

Pub. Date: 09/30/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Comprehensive Edition is Now More Accessible, Practical, and Relevant

  • New co-authors with experience developing and directing child development centers bring new practical insights and tools to this edition.
  • Historical information is reduced, making space for guidelines and forms to give students a real-life experience as they learn about becoming a

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Comprehensive Edition is Now More Accessible, Practical, and Relevant

  • New co-authors with experience developing and directing child development centers bring new practical insights and tools to this edition.
  • Historical information is reduced, making space for guidelines and forms to give students a real-life experience as they learn about becoming a director.
  • More emphasis on developing the program philosophy and carrying it through to other program areas, such as leading staff, implementing curriculum, assessing children and programs, designing and furnishing the facility, and working with families.
  • Expanded topics include elaboration of program leadership and the roles of an effective program administrator, guidance on applying codes of professional ethics, establishing policies that keep programs in line with applicable licensing and accreditation standards, and appropriate use of assessment and the process of program evaluation.

Includes a New Marketing Chapter Written in an accessible style, this new chapter discusses how to cultivate a positive perception of the services offered in a child care center, components of a marketing plan, and how to develop internal and external marketing strategies, including guidelines for creating print media and a Web site.

Chapters Linked to NAEYC Director Competencies. Alignment with NAEYC Director Competencies helps prepare prospective and in-service directors for guiding their programs through NAEYC Accreditation. This knowledge and these skills also prepare directors to satisfy other standards of quality such as states’ Quality Rating Systems and requirements for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.

Pedagogy is Useful for Online or Traditional Courses. Application Activities, within chapters, have students stop and apply material. Reflection items give students practice considering evidence, their own thoughts, and making decisions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131125483
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview of Early Care and Education and Program Administration 1

Pt. I Constructing the Early Childhood Program's Framework

2 Developing a Vision, Mission, and Program Evaluation 14

3 Understanding Regulations, Accreditation Criteria, and Other Standards of Practice 36

4 Establishing Policies and Procedures 60

Pt. II Operationalizing the Early Childhood Program

5 Leading and Managing Personnel 84

6 Creating Quality Learning Environments 122

7 Financing and Budgeting 173

8 Marketing Your Child Care and Education Program 196

Pt. III Implementing the Children's Program

9 Planning the Children's Program 210

10 Providing Nutrition, Health, and Safety Services 245

11 Assessment: An Essential Component of Effective Early Childhood Programming 278

12 Working with Families and Communities 307

13 Contributing to the Profession 339

App. 1 Suppliers of Materials and Equipment for Early Childhood Programs 352

App. 2 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment 355

App. 3 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Early Childhood Program Administrators 363

App. 4 Suggested Furniture and Furnishings 370

App. 5 Poisonous Plants 380

App. 6 Governing Board Profile Worksheets 382

App. 7 Governing Board Job Description and Agreement 385

App. 8 Professional Organizations of Interest to Early Childhood Educators 386

References 388

Author Index 414

Subject Index 420

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