Practical Guide to Quality Child Care

ISBN-10: 0876592620
ISBN-13: 9780876592625
Edition: 2001
List price: $24.95
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Description: The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care is a uniquely comprehensive manual for administrators who manage childcare facilities. This clear and easy-to-read handbook provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care is a uniquely comprehensive manual for administrators who manage childcare facilities. This clear and easy-to-read handbook provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood administration. The sample criteria, procedures for program development, schedules and applications and evaluation forms are invaluable tools for every childcare facility manager. Dr. Pam Schiller is the best-selling author of several Gryphon House books, including: Creating Readers, Complete Resource Book, The Values Book, Start Smart, and Count on Math. Patricia Carter Dyke has been involved with early childhood education for over 30 years and currently serves as a consultant.

Preface
Qualities and Characteristics of an Effective Director
Profile of a Child Care Director
Characteristics of an Effective Director
Determining Your Strengths and Opportunities for Growth
Suggestions for Growth
Recommending Reading
Internet Resources
Management Techniques
Decision Making
Steps in Decision Making
Decision-Making Process in Child Care
Solving Problems
Time Management
Organizational Help
Record Keeping
Interruptions
Delegation
Telephone Techniques
Meetings
Stress in the Child Care Profession
Recommending Reading
Internet Resources
Financial Management
Steps in Budget Development
Annual Budget Format
Maintaining Income
The Importance of Financial Records
Recommended Reading
Internet Resources
Public Relations
Working with Families
Family-Teacher Conferences
Family Education
Family Involvement
Working with the Community
Development of Publications
Brochures
Newsletters
Recommended Reading
Resources
Software Management Packages
Internet Resources
Personnel Policies and Procedures
Policies on Staff Selection
Interviewing and Selecting Staff
Steps in Interviewing
Orientation/Training Procedures
Probationary Procedures
In-service Training
Staff Evaluation
Substitute Staff
Recommended Reading
Building on the Research
Medical Research Support for Child Care Practices
Key Findings and Implications of the Research
Recommended Reading
Internet Resources
Appendixes
Sample Newsletters
Sample Letters to Families
Employment Packets
Teachers and Head Teachers
Professional Standards
Personal Recognition
Employer Policies
Responsibilities of the Professional Employee
Position Description
Conditions for Employment: Staff
Summary of Benefits
Termination
Grievance Procedures
A Statement of Principles of Early Childhood Education
For Teachers' Aides
Position Description
Job Descriptions of Support Staff
Faculty Manual
Resources
Index

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