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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Leaders and Supervisors in Child Care Programs

Author: Dorothy Sciarra,Anne Dorsey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0766825779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Handbook for Early Childhood Administrators

Directing with a Mission

Author: Hilde Reno

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205469802

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Practical guidance every early childhood administrator needs to successfully direct with a mission! "As a program director of an early childhood program, I find the sample lists and forms provided throughout the text to be very practical and helpful. They can easily be modified to meet the center's needs or copied as they are and utilized in one's program." -Dr. Leighan Rinker, Executive Director Beginnings of Palm Beach County, Inc. "I would recommend this as a resource for child care center directors and assistant directors, especially for assistant directors who hope to move up the ladder eventually. This text would help administrators see the connection between mission and vision and everything else you do, as well as providing structures for developing and implementing sound business practices....I [also] believe this text would be very appropriate for students taking an administration course ...even if they were not currently directors." -Jill M. Uhlenberg, University of Northern Iowa From Mailman Segal Institute, Dr. Hilde Reno invites future and current early childhood administrators and early education center directors to examine and assess the many duties and responsibilities inherent in successfully managing staff, budgets, and a quality program that conforms to all legal and regulatory requirements. In Handbook for Early Childhood Administrators: Directing with a Mission, Dr. Reno walks readers through each management task that is essential to directing with a mission and offers a wealth of helpful support and resources, including forms, documents, recommended readings and websites, and reflective prompts to help all administrators and directors flourish in their positions. What it takes to direct with a mission: Includes program evaluation and assessment tools to guide directors and administrators in maintaining high quality services and achieving accreditation and/or quality incentive awards. Highlights useful resources and weblinks featuring additional books, articles, documents, and information to aid in successfully operating a child care and education center.
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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

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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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Administration of Programs for Young Children

Author: Phyllis M. Click,Kim Karkos

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133938981

Category: Education

Page: 480

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ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, as well as a comprehensive resource for those who are already directors. The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements as well as methods and principles related to supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Real-life scenarios equip working directors with problem- solving techniques; readers also learn best practices in child care program management. Highlights include a fresh new design, a new chapter diversity, up-to-date technology information, and new TeachSource Videos integrated into each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Early Childhood Systems

Transforming Early Learning

Author: Lynn Kagan,Kristie Kauerz

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771759

Category: Education

Page: 337

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In this seminal volume, leading authorities strategize about how to create early childhood systems that transcend politics and economics to serve the needs of all young children. The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services. Book Features: Provides the only up-to-date, comprehensive examination of early childhood systems.Considers new efforts to expand services, improve quality, maximize resources, and reduce inequities in early childhood.Offers a forum for the field to come together to frame a set of cogent recommendations for the future. Contributors: Kimberly Boller, Andrew Brodsky, Charles Bruner, Dean Clifford, Julia Coffman, Jeanine Coleman, Harriet Dichter, Sangree Froelicher, Eugene García, Stacie Goffin, Jodi Hardin, Karen Hill Scott, Janice Gruendel, Marilou Hyson, Amy Kershaw, Lisa G. Klein, Denise Mauzy, Geoffrey Nagle, Karen Ponder, Ann Reale, Sue Russell, Diana Schaack, Helene M. Stebbins, Jennifer M. Stedron, Kate Tarrant, Kathy R. Thornburg, Kathryn Tout, Fasaha Traylor, Jessica Vick Whittaker Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University. Kristie Kauerz is the program director for PreK-3rd Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). “A veritable encyclopedia of ideas on early childhood system building.” —Barbara T. Bowman,Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute “The key to successful change is continued development of the frames of reference. Both editors have respected the past, listened to the implementers, and provided a context for moving forward. Like efforts to build systems of child development, which we must now link to growth in specific children we know by name, the book ends with robust examples of the work in progress. Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz don't just talk about the work, they participate in the creation of change.” —Sherri Killins, Ed.D, Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts
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Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Author: Pia Rebello Britto,Patrice L. Engle,Charles M. Super, Ph.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199922993

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy calls for placing early childhood development at the top of the global policy agenda, enabling children to achieve their full developmental potential and to contribute to equitable economic and social progress worldwide.
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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: 160554020X

Category: Education

Page: 336

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An inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care.
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Leadership in Action

How Effective Directors Get Things Done

Author: Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982708231

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 120

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Leadership in Action dispels the myth that there is one best leadership style that all early childhood directors should emulate. It addresses the distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization.The book is filled with practical suggestions and lively examples from high-performing directors on how to create and sustain a compelling vision for their early childhood programs.
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Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Author: Robert C. Pianta,Susan M. Sheridan

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462523730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 634

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Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives?and the systems needed to put them into place?are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.
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Informed Advocacy in Early Childhood Care and Education

Making a Difference for Young Children and Families

Author: Judith E. Kieff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131707337

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This practical guide describes the critical need for advocacy in the field of early care and extols the ethical responsibilities of all early child educators, as outlined in the Code of Ethical Conduct (NAEYC 2005). Organized into three parts, the text begins with advocacy in the field of early childhood education, discusses how to develop an advocacy agenda, and concludes with becoming an advocate for life. Additionally, the author outlines six contexts for advocacy in the field of early childhood -- individual child and family, advocacy for the profession, program-based advocacy, private-sector advocacy, political activism, and advocacy in the global arena.
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Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs

Author: Nancy K. Freeman,Celia A. Decker,John R. Decker

Publisher: What's New in Early Childhood

ISBN: 9780134290010

Category: Education

Page: 480

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book. Here's the practical, hands-on information educators need in order to become successful administrators of childcare centers and child development centers. With a focus on what center directors need to know and what they need to be able to do, the book guides readers through the process of identifying a program's core values and drafting mission and vision statements. Included is coverage of current issues such as the factors affecting supply and demand for childcare as well as the initiatives to enhance program quality, ensure affordability, and provide access to all children and families. Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs addresses the latest trends affecting the childcare workforce and provides specific guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining quality personnel, including job descriptions and hiring practices. The role of the program administrator as mentor, coach, and instructional leader are covered, along with important business issues within the administrator's responsibilities, such as financial planning and budget development and management, how to use social media effectively, program evaluation, facility planning and management, and much more. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone for 50-60% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134290011 / 9780134290010 Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134027310 / 9780134027319 Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs 0134065743 / 9780134065748 Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card
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Developing and Administering a Child Care Center

Author: Anne G. Dorsey,D. June Sciarra

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781418001742

Category: Education

Page: 128

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More experienced colleagues or mentors sometimes support teachers in their first teaching positions, helping them make the transition from the college classroom to being responsible for a group of young children. At other times, new teachers are left to travel their own paths, relying on their own resources. Whatever your situation, this professional enhancement guide is designed to provide reminders of what you have learned, as well as resources to help you make sense of and apply that knowledge.
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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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Management of Child Development Centers

Author: Patricia F. Hearron,Verna P. Hildebrand

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133572242

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133830942. Based on the premise that high-quality programs for young children are an essential support for families–a part of the family ecosystem–this resource demonstrates how managers of programs for young children must understand the value of family, as well as the relationships between family, program, and community. Part I of Management of Child Development Programs provides an overview of the demographic and theoretical context within which child development programs operate. Part II focuses on 12 core competencies, derived from a review of currently literature in the field and aligned with NAEYC accreditation criteria, including: personal and professional self-awareness; organizational, fiscal, and personnel management; human relations; facilities management; health and safety; food service; educational programming; family support; marketing and public relations; assessment and evaluation. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
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A great place to work

improving conditions for staff in young children's programs

Author: Paula Jorde-Bloom

Publisher: Natl Assn for the Education

ISBN: 9780935989182

Category: Education

Page: 74

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