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Developing and Administering a Child Care Education Program

ISBN-10: 1418001686
ISBN-13: 9781418001681
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $243.95
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Description: Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, 6th Edition serves as a clear guide for new and experienced directors and emphasizes the director?s responsibility for being both a program maintenance and a people maintenance leader.  More...

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List price: $243.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, 6th Edition serves as a clear guide for new and experienced directors and emphasizes the director?s responsibility for being both a program maintenance and a people maintenance leader. In keeping with the current movement to standards-based programs, the text guides directors to understanding their role in curriculum selection and development. The related issue of assessment is addressed in terms of what is appropriate for young children. Also presented are the business skills and knowledge that every director must have: funding, budgeting, selecting, training and supervising staff, housing the program, purchasing the equipment, and evaluating the program. Special features of the text include Director?s Resources, including forms and documents available for the director?s use on the job; a Director?s Library, which provides easy access to a wide range of sources of information for busy directors; a Director?s Corner feature that gives students an opportunity to learn the perspectives of working directors; and Working Papers to be used as student assignments.

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.

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.

The Working Director
Developing Interpersonal Relationships
Addressing Community Need and Establishing a Program
Licensing and Certification
Organizing Center structure and Working with a Board
Handling Financial Matters
Funding the Program
Developing a Center Facility
Equipping the Center
Staffing the Center
Publicizing the Center and Selecting the Children
Grouping and Enrolling the Children
Managing the Food and Health and Safety Programs
Evaluating Center Components
Providing for Personal and Professional Staff development
Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community.

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