Education From the Cradle: Choosing Quality Childcare

Education From the Cradle: Choosing Quality Childcare

by B.E. Harvey

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Education From the Cradle: Choosing Quality Childcare by B.E. Harvey

As a childcare center director with a MA in Early Childhood Education. She has seen both quality and not so quality centers, this short book has been written to help working Parents every where know what she would look for as a professional. There is nothing more scary for a new working parent especially a Mom than to leave her infant in the care of strangers. Ms. Harvey wants to share information which will make the choice easier. She wants parents to know not only what to look for, but also what questions to ask,. what professional jargon is used and what it means. She shares some of her experiences and stories along the way to give parents some deeper ideas of what she means and has seen over the years. Also included are some tips on what parents can do to support the education of their young children.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154129470
Publisher: B.E. Harvey
Publication date: 06/08/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 149 KB

About the Author

Barbara E. Harvey and has been working with kids since she was 13 years old. As an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, babysitter, camp counselor, house parent and mentor to kids she has had many years to perfect her craft. Her combination of education and experience has given her a unique view of children and how they think, feel and believe. She started her teaching career after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from Harris-Stowe University in Elementary Education. She obtained her Masters of Arts in May in Early Childhood Education from Oral Roberts University. In July 1995, Harvey was hired to develop the Early Childhood Development Program at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) in Springfield, Missouri. This opportunity afforded several honors. She became a part of the Missouri Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Board where she was the chairperson of two separate committees from 1995-1997. This Board worked with state legislators and the Missouri Department of Education to help them set and design a policy geared toward working with students on issues that related to family and consumer sciences. Harvey was also the keynote address speaker to the Springfield Home Daycare Association in May 1996 where she discussed professionalism in childcare. This 45 minute speech encouraged Home Child Care Providers to see themselves as professionals who offer a service to parents and their expertise in child care to the children. While at OTC, she was a co-leader of the Business and Technology Academic Advisement Team, she participated in a leadership-training program. This program involved nine faculty members participating in a team building and team facilitation class, which focused on Joiner’s Seven Step method of teambuilding. Upon completion of this class, she was paired with another faculty classmate and became the co-leader of the Business and Humanities Team at OTC. This group focused on helping to streamline processes and to improve the coordination of student advisement. Harvey currently lives in Atlanta, GA where she heads a parent development group called Parents, Teachers, and Advocates. The agency has trained over 3500 parents since 2006. She has been a radio guest and has spoken to a variety of agencies on the importance of parent development.

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