Program Administration Scale

Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807752456

Category: Education

Page: 84

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The Program Adminsitration Scale (PAS) is designed to reliably measure and improve the leadership and management practices of centre-based programs, the only instrument of its kind to focus exclusively on organization-wide administrative issues. This new second edition includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 group items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, centre operation, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and pulic relations, technology, and staff qualifications.
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Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), Second Edition

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807759392

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 1931

The Buisiness Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It is applicable for multiple uses, including program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, training, research and evaluation, and public awareness. It is currently embedded in many state quality rating and improvement systems across the US. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 10 items: Qualifications and Professional Development; Income and Benefits; Work Environment; Fiscal Management; Recordkeeping; Provider-Family Communication; Family Support and Engagement; Marketing and Community Relations; Provider as Employer. The second edition includes refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in administering a family child care program.
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The Visionary Director, Second Edition

A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center

Author: Margie Carter,Deb Curtis

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605540978

Category: Education

Page: 336

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An inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care, this popular professional development tool has been thoroughly revised and offers a concrete framework for organizing an early childhood center director's ideas and work. Updated and expanded, it reflects new requirements and initiatives for center directors and addresses topics including cultivating a vision, developing "systems thinking" for management roles, implementing principles and strategies for mentoring, building a learning community for adults and children, and bringing visions to life. The Visionary Director provides directors with information to perform their jobs with motivation and creativity.
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The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies

Author: Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937295

Category: Education

Page: 552

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Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on how families, communities, early care and education setting, and schools shape child development during early and middle childhood.
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Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings

Inspiring People, Places and Practices

Author: Nadine Louise McCrea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316276856

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings: Inspiring People, Places and Practices examines what it means to be a leader, manager and administrator across the early childhood education field. The first section of the book introduces readers to core concepts, including self-understanding through professional reflection and consideration of people's beliefs and values. These chapters explore the challenges of working within various early childhood settings and the importance of connecting and communicating with families and the broader community. The second section considers four key roles that early childhood professionals undertake – team stakeholder, policy designer, pedagogy creator and rights advocate. This book challenges readers to make links across research, theories and everyday practices by thinking, reflecting, sharing with others and writing stories. The storytelling approach guides readers through the chapters and explores the themes of embodiment and sustainability. Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings is an invaluable resource for pre- and in-service educators alike.
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Leadership and Management

A Guide to the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standard and Related Accreditation Criteria

Author: Sharon Ritchie,Barbara A. Willer

Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Accreditation (Education)

Page: 80

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YC Young Children

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Preschool

Page: N.A

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Management of Child Development Centers

Author: Patricia F. Hearron,Verna Hildebrand

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 377

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""Management of Child Development Centers" "is the core text that students of child development center administration need to help them learn to manage effectively in the twenty-first century. It is the only text structured around the thirteen competencies that capable, confident child development center directors must possess. This practical text by Professor Patricia F. Hearron, a former child development center manager, and well-known author and Professor Emerita Verna Hildebrand, focuses on targeted problem-solving strategies, decision making, and specific tools. A classic in the field since 1984, the sixth edition of "Management of Child Development Centers "has been updated and expanded to emphasize strategies and solutions to the challenges facing today's child development center managers. More of what prospective and practicing administrators need to know... More self-evaluation and reflection instruments New practical strategies to reduce stress and burnout More specific methods to improve overall effectiveness More information about revised NAEYC accreditation standards More information about the revised Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) and the revised Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R) More information specific to infants and toddlers More detailed guidelines for recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect More specific information to help with fund-raising More Internet resources
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The EQ Edge

Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Author: Steven J. Stein,Howard E. Book

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470952644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits? What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? or B) emotional quotient? If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge. Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success. The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants. The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend-The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships. "Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success."—Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership
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Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Martha J. Zaslow

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781598571615

Category: Education

Page: 431

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A comprehensive resource on measuring quality in both center- and home-based settings, this book brings together more than 50 early childhood experts to establish what's working in quality measurement and how it can be strengthened to support better programs and optimal child development. Readers will explore specific approaches to measuring the quality of factors that affect school readiness, including supports for early language and literacy development math and science curricula and instruction environmental supports for social and emotional competence health-related factors such as nutrition and safety family sensitive child care cultural responsiveness services for children with disabilities To help them measure these factors accurately, readers will get critical analyses of dozens of assessment measures, plus an exclusive inside look at promising new tools. Martha Zaslow, Ph.D., is Director, Society for Research in Child Development Office for Policy and Communications, Washington, D.C., and Senior Scholar, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Ph.D., is Senior Social Science Research Analyst and Child Care Research Coordinator; Division of Child and Family Development; Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C. Kathryn Tout, Ph.D., is Codirector of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Tamara Halle, Ph.D., are Codirectors of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C.
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GRIT - Die neue Formel zum Erfolg

Mit Begeisterung und Ausdauer ans Ziel

Author: Angela Duckworth

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641173558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Die neue Formel zum Erfolg: Leidenschaft Ausdauer und Zuversicht Eine Mischung aus Ausdauer und Leidenschaft, nicht IQ, Startbedingungen oder Talent entscheidet über den Erfolg eines Menschen. Diese These hat die Neurowissenschaftlerin und Psychologin Angela Duckworth in dem Wort GRIT zusammengefasst, das im Englischen so viel wie Biss oder Mumm heißt, und hat damit weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Auf Basis ihrer eigenen Geschichte, von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und anhand ungewöhnlicher Leistungsbiografien ist sie dem Geheimnis von erfolgreichen Menschen auf den Grund gegangen, seien sie Sportler, Bankmanager oder Comiczeichner. Sie weist nach, dass nicht "Genie", sondern eine einzigartige Kombination aus Begeisterungsfähigkeit und langfristigem Durchhaltevermögen darüber entscheidet, ob man seine Ziele erreicht. Mit zahlreichen Beispielen, die jeder auf seine Situation anwenden kann, erläutert Angela Duckworth das Konzept der motivierten Beharrlichkeit. Und sie fordert dazu auf, im Wissen um GRIT Lernen und Bildung neu zu denken.
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TABS Manual for the Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale

Early Childhood Indicators of Developmental Dysfunction

Author: John T. Neisworth

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 112

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This helpful guide moves professionals step-by-step through the screening and assessment tool, Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale (TABS): Early Childhood Indicators of Developmental Dysfunction. It includes: an introduction to the TABS materials procedures for administration, scoring, and interpreting results an overview of the importance of and dysfunctions related to temperament and self-regulation reliability and validity data including normative means, standard deviations, and cutoff scores for both typical and atypical samples cultural and language adaptations guidelines, examples, and research-based behavioral interventions Practical and thorough instructions, combined with illustrative case examples, show professionals how best to use the TABS system in their individual programs and with the families they serve. This manual is used with TABS, a norm-referenced screening and assessment tool designed to identify temperament and self-regulation problems that may indicate a child's risk for developmental delay. For use with children ages 11 to 71 months, TABS can be used for screening, research, determining eligibility for special services, planning programs, and monitoring child progress and program effectiveness. Learn more about the whole TABS system.
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The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox: How to Build and Lead a High-Quality Program

Author: Erin E. Barton,Barbara J. Smith

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598576672

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"The purpose of this book is to help preschool administrators achieve the appropriate educational placement of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool settings. This handbook guides preschool administrators through the development of effective inclusion policies and a plan of action for their successful implementation. The authors cover all aspects of establishing a placement process that complies with IDEA requirements, including introductory information on related research and policy, ways to identify and overcome challenges, professional development, evidence-based practice for successful inclusion, and quality indicators of inclusion. The final chapter shows readers how to pull these concepts together and put them in the context of each child's unique situation and needs to make the best placement decisions. The book includes appendices throughout the book to help administrators implement preschool inclusion"--
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Tests in Print IV

Author: Buros Institute

Publisher: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1472

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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). Designed to complement the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, Tests in Print fills a pressing need for a comprehensive bibliography of all commercially available English language tests in print. Although these volumes are useful in and of themselves, their maximum usefulness requires the availability and use of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks. Although information on available tests and specific test bibliographies is valuable, the greatest service which Tests in Print can perform is to encourage test users to choose tests more wisely by consulting the MMY test reviews, test reviews from journals, and the professional literature on the construction, use, and validity of the tests being considered. Tests in Print IV contains information on over four thousand instruments. Along with a brief description, entries includes population, scoring, pricing, publisher information, and a reference list of professional literature citing articles relevant to individual instruments. Indexes of titles, classified subjects, names, and scores, as well as a publisher’s directory and index are included, with notations for out-of-print instruments. Information is given for tests is a wide range of areas, including education, psychology, counseling, management, health care, career planning, sociology, child development, social science, and research. Tests in Print IV also provides a comprehensive index to the Mental Measurements Yearbook by directing readers to the appropriate volume for reviews of specific tests.
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Lernen sichtbar machen

Author: John Hattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783834011909

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 420

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949214

Category: Education

Page: 368

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing
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