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

Overview

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.

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

Chapter 1 Overview of Early Care and Education and Program Administration

PART ONE Constructing the Early Childhood Program's Framework

Chapter 2 Developing a Vision, Mission, and Program Evaluation

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

Chapter 4 Establishing Policies and Procedures

PART TWO Operationalizing the Early Childhood Program

Chapter 5 Leading and Managing Personnel

Chapter 6 Creating a Quality Learning Environment

Chapter 7 Financing and Budgeting

Chapter 8 Marketing Your Child Care and Education Program

PART THREE Implementing the Children's Program

Chapter 9 Planning the Children's Program

Chapter 10 Providing Nutrition, Health, and Safety Services

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

Chapter 12 Working with Familiies and Communities

Chapter 13 Contributing to the Profession

Appendix 1 NAEYC Program Administrator Definition and Competencies

Appendix 2 Suppliers of Materials and Equipment

Appendix 3 NAEYC Accreditation Standards

Appendix 4 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

Appendix 5 Supplement (to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct) for Program Adminstrators

Appendix 6 Suggested Furniture and Furnishings

Appendix 7 Poisonous Plants

Appendix 8 Governing Board Profile Worksheets

Appendix 9 Governing Board Job Description and Agreement

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