Leaders and Supervisors in Child Care Programs

ISBN-10: 0766825779

ISBN-13: 9780766825772

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dorothy June Sciarra, Anne G. Dorsey

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PERFECT FOR EARLY CHILDCARE OWNERS, ADMINISTATORS, AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE, this book can be a companion piece to Opening and Operating a Successful Child Care Center, as it includes many of the features of the administration book such as class exercises, class assignments, and numerous sample forms and documents. Chapters on leadership cover many areas including the leader as a role model of good communication and professional behavior, and the leader as a change agent. Supervision is addressed in four chapters that include detailed information on developing and implementing effective supervisory and staff orientation programs.
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List price: $93.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Describing the Leader
Understanding the Leader's Roles
Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Defining Leadership
Leaders' Approaches Toward Influencing Others
Legitimate Power
Communication Power
Power over Work Environment
Expert Power
Loyalty as a Source of Followers
Reciprocal Nature of the Development of Leadership
Leaders Recognize That Change Is Essential
The Role of the Manager
Leadership Contrasted with Management
What Followers Want from Their Leaders
The Special Role of the Early Childhood Leader
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 1-1
Working Paper 1-2
Working Paper 1-3
Working Paper 1-4
The Leader as Role Model
Modeling Expected Practices
Modeling Respect for Others
Modeling Good Communication
Communication of a Business Nature
Communication at a Personal Level
Modeling Professional Behavior
Personal Appearance
Significance of the Role Model in Early Childhood Programs
Working With Minimally Prepared Staff
Considering Isolation in the Classroom
Serving as Role Models for Children and Families
Recognizing Early Childhood Issues
Conflict Resolution
Providing Training in Conflict Resolution
Supporting Conflict Resolution
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 2-1
Working Paper 2-2
Working Paper 2-3
Supervision 101
Setting the Stage for Effective Supervision
Developing the Organizational Culture
Culture Is What We Are and Who We Want to Be
The Center Program
Documents Describing the Program
Establishing Expectations
Dealing With Staff Conflict
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Leader's Resource 3-1
Leader's Resource 3-2
Leader's Resource 3-3
Making the Supervisory Program Work
Basic Assumptions
The Adult Learner
Adult Developmental Levels
Approaches to Supervision of Adults
Adults Are Active Learners
Development of Teachers and Supervisors
Developmental Levels--Supervisors
New Supervisors
Experienced Supervisors
Accomplished Supervisors
Developmental Levels--Teachers
New Teachers
Experienced Teachers
Accomplished Teachers
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 4-1
The Orientation Program: Starting the Relationship
Orientation of New Staff
Orientation of Classroom Teachers
Phases of the Classroom Teacher Orientation Program
Understanding Expectations
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 5-1
Leader's Resource 5-1
Leader's Resource 5-2
Leader's Resource 5-3
Leader's Resource 5-4
Leader's Resource 5-5
The Supervision Process
Connection: Supervision and Evaluation
Individualizing Supervision
The Supervisory Cycle
The Discovery Step
The Conference Step
The Formative Conference
The Summative Evaluation Conference
The Planning and Goal-Setting Step
Dismissal of an Employee
Dismissal Guidelines
Healing Staff after a Dismissal
Exit Interviews
Evaluating Center Leaders
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 6-1
Leader's Resource 6-1
Leader's Resource 6-2
Leader's Resource 6-3
Leader's Resource 6-4
Leader's Resource 6-5
Leader's Resource 6-6
Leader's Resource 6-7
Leader's Resource 6-8
Leader's Resource 6-9
Leader's Resource 6-10
Leader's Resource 6-11
The Leader in Action
The Leader as a Change Agent
Using Change to Move an Organization Forward
Using Principles to Guide Change
Determining the Need For Change
Changes Affected by the Community Culture
Changes in Day-to-Day Operations
Planning for the Change Process
Organizing the Change Teams
Building Team and Leaders' Strengths
Making Decisions Independently
Dissemination of Plans for Change
Addressing Resistance to Change
Employee-Instigated Change
Meeting Continued Resistance
Providing for Ongoing Staff Needs
Setting Limits
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 7-1
Working Paper 7-2
Working Paper 7-3
Leader's Resource 7-1
The Leader As a Professional
Why Leaders Should Keep Current
Legal Issues Related to Keeping Current
Updating Understanding of the Leader's Role
Sources of Information
Local Professional Groups
State and National Professional Organizations
Continuing Education
Personal Contacts
Evaluating Information
Making Time to Keep Current
Using Ethics Codes to Make Professional Decisions
The Leader As an Advocate
Class Assignments
Class Exercises
Working Paper 8-1
Working Paper 8-2
Leader's Resource 8-1
Leader's Resource: Leader's Library
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