Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
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. Its sample criteria, procedures for program development, schedules and applications and evaluation forms are invaluable tools for every child care facility manager.
|Publisher:||Gryphon House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books.
Patricia Carter Dyke has been working in the field of early childhood education for more than thirty years. She began as a kindergarten teacher and has directed day schools and childcare facilities in New England, New York, and Texas. She also has lectured on issues in childcare management and curriculum. In addition to her work in childcare centers, Patricia has taught parenting classes. Her particular interests are age-appropriate curriculum and the importance of cooperation between schools and families.
Patricia Carter Dyke lives in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Qualities and Characteristics of an Effective Director||7|
|Profile of a Child Care Director||8|
|Characteristics of an Effective Director||8|
|Determining Your Strengths and Opportunities for Growth||9|
|Suggestions for Growth||12|
|Chapter 2||Management Techniques||19|
|Steps in Decision Making||20|
|Decision-Making Process in Child Care||21|
|Stress in the Child Care Profession||41|
|Chapter 3||Financial Management||53|
|Steps in Budget Development||56|
|Annual Budget Format||57|
|The Importance of Financial Records||60|
|Chapter 4||Public Relations||63|
|Working with Families||63|
|Working with the Community||68|
|Development of Publications||69|
|Software Management Packages||73|
|Chapter 5||Personnel Policies and Procedures||75|
|Policies on Staff Selection||75|
|Interviewing and Selecting Staff||76|
|Steps in Interviewing||79|
|Chapter 6||Building on the Research||101|
|Medical Research Support for Child Care Practices||101|
|Key Findings and Implications of the Research||102|
|B.||Sample Letters to Families||115|
|Teachers and Head Teachers||123|
|Responsibilities of the Professional Employee||125|
|Conditions for Employment: Staff||127|
|Summary of Benefits||128|
|A Statement of Principles of Early Childhood Education||129|
|For Teachers' Aides||130|
|D.||Job Descriptions of Support Staff||132|
Administrators and directors of early childhood centers