The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care / Edition 1

The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care / Edition 1

by Pam Schiller, Gryphon House, Patricia Carter Dyke, Gryphon House
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131705334

ISBN-13: 9780131705333

Pub. Date: 08/09/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care is a uniquely comprehensive manual for administrators who manage child care facilities. This clear and easy-to-read handbook provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood administration. The time management tools, procedures for program development, schedules, applications, and evaluation forms are

Overview

The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care is a uniquely comprehensive manual for administrators who manage child care facilities. This clear and easy-to-read handbook provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood administration. The time management tools, procedures for program development, schedules, applications, and evaluation forms are invaluable resources for every child care director.

The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care will improve the quality of programs for young children, as well as enhance the job satisfaction and working conditions of child care providers. Use this resource to determine your areas of strength and areas in which you have room to grow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131705333
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/09/2004
Series:
Merrill Education/Gryphon House College Textbook Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface4
Chapter 1Qualities and Characteristics of an Effective Director7
Profile of a Child Care Director8
Characteristics of an Effective Director8
Determining Your Strengths and Opportunities for Growth9
Suggestions for Growth12
Recommending Reading15
Internet Resources16
Chapter 2Management Techniques19
Decision Making20
Steps in Decision Making20
Decision-Making Process in Child Care21
Solving Problems23
Time Management27
Organizational Help28
Record Keeping29
Interruptions35
Delegation36
Telephone Techniques37
Meetings39
Stress in the Child Care Profession41
Recommending Reading42
Internet Resources43
Chapter 3Financial Management53
Steps in Budget Development56
Annual Budget Format57
Maintaining Income59
The Importance of Financial Records60
Recommended Reading61
Internet Resources62
Chapter 4Public Relations63
Working with Families63
Family-Teacher Conferences64
Family Education66
Family Involvement67
Working with the Community68
Development of Publications69
Brochures69
Newsletters71
Recommended Reading72
Resources73
Software Management Packages73
Internet Resources73
Chapter 5Personnel Policies and Procedures75
Policies on Staff Selection75
Interviewing and Selecting Staff76
Steps in Interviewing79
Orientation/Training Procedures80
Probationary Procedures82
In-service Training84
Staff Evaluation86
Substitute Staff86
Recommended Reading87
Chapter 6Building on the Research101
Medical Research Support for Child Care Practices101
Key Findings and Implications of the Research102
Recommended Reading107
Internet Resources108
Appendixes
A.Sample Newsletters109
B.Sample Letters to Families115
C.Employment Packets123
Teachers and Head Teachers123
Professional Standards123
Personal Recognition124
Employer Policies124
Responsibilities of the Professional Employee125
Position Description125
Conditions for Employment: Staff127
Summary of Benefits128
Termination128
Grievance Procedures129
A Statement of Principles of Early Childhood Education129
For Teachers' Aides130
Position Description131
D.Job Descriptions of Support Staff132
E.Faculty Manual135
F.Resources174
Index185

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