Opening and Operating a Successful Child Care Center

ISBN-10: 0766835987
ISBN-13: 9780766835986
Edition: 2002
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Description: PERFECT FOR CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE this is an ideal resource for anyone working in the child care industry. With a focus on positive relationships and interactions, this book provides all of the information professionals  More...

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Book details

List price: $106.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/20/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244

PERFECT FOR CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE this is an ideal resource for anyone working in the child care industry. With a focus on positive relationships and interactions, this book provides all of the information professionals need to open and operate a successful child care center. Includes how to incorporate computer technology into business, new information on health and nutrition issues, and an expanded section on parent involvement.

Dorothy June Sciarra continues to be an active early childhood educator in a diverse variety of situations. She has served as director of the child development laboratory center at the University of Cincinnati, serving children and families from a wide range of backgrounds. She also served as department head with responsibility for early childhood associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. She has been involved in several community early childhood efforts including board membership on the University of Cincinnati Early Learning Center. She is active in 4C, a National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, and has participated tirelessly on many of its Agency training committees. She is a recipient of the 4C Early Childhood Award and was the first recipient of the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children's Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. In 2007, 4C again recognized Dr. Sciarra's work by naming the 4C library in her honor. Dr. Sciarra has mentored many early childhood educators, including coauthor Anne Dorsey. Together they also wrote LEADERS AND SUPERVISORS IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS (Delmar Cengage Learning). In 2010, Dr. Sciarra and Professor Dorsey were honored with the United Way Impact Award for their work in promoting appropriate early childhood education.

Anne G. Dorsey is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. She began her ECE career working in the Child Life Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Three sons later, she taught both preschool and college courses while attending graduate school. Locally, Professor Dorsey served on the Committee of Management of YMCA Child Development and continues to serve on the UC Early Learning Center Board, the Promoting Resilient Children Advisory Board, and the SPARK Advisory Board of the Children's Home. She was a member of the NAEYC Ethics Panel, the NAEYC Professional Practice Panel, and the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children Board. Professor Dorsey visited many colleges and universities as a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners. As a strong supporter of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, she served as secretary, program chair, president, and editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education in its very early format, and served as president of the NAECTE Foundation. She received the OAEYC Teacher Education Award and the NAECTE Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award.

Preface
The Working Director
Administrative Styles and Roles
Program Maintenance
People Maintenance
Management Tools
Summary
Developing Interpersonal Relationships
Creating A Positive Climate
Motivating the Staff
Summary
Providing for Personal and Professional Staff Development
Staff Meetings
Staff Training
Staff Supervision and Coaching
Assessing Staff Problems
Summary
Assessing Community Need and Establishing a Program
Assessing the Need
Program Philosophy
Types of Programs
Summary
Licensing and Certifying
Licensing
Accreditation
Credentialing
Summary
Establishing and Working with a Board
Board Membership
Board Duties
Board Committees
Board Communication
Board Operation
Summary
Handling Financial Matters
Balancing Income and Expenses
Preparing the Budget
Other Financial Responsibilities
Summary
Funding the Program
Types of Funding Needed
Fund-Raising
Summary
Developing a Center Facility
Analyzing Space Requirements
Planning a New Center
Working with Other Professionals
Summary
Equipping the Center
Establishing Needs
Using Selection Criteria
Working Within a Budget
Ordering Equipment
Managing Equipment
Summary
Staffing the Center
Designing Personnel Policies
Drawing Up Job Descriptions
Selecting the Employee
Orienting the Employee
Summary
Publicizing the Center and Selecting the Children
Publicity
Selecting the Children
Summary
Grouping and Enrolling the Children
Grouping the Children
Enrolling the Children
Summary
Managing the Food and Health and Safety Programs
Food Service Programs
The Health and Safety Program
Summary
Evaluating Center Components
Evaluators
Purpose of Evaluation
Evaluation Principles
Evaluation of Children
Summary
Working with Parents, Volunteers, and the Community
Parent Program
Preparing a Parent Handbook
Volunteer Program
Organizations and Agencies
Work with the Community
Summary
Partial List: Sources of Early Childhood Materials, Equipment and Supplies
Partial List: Early Childhood Professional Organizations and Information Sources
Partial List: Early Childhood Periodicals and Media
The National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct
Director's Library
Index

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