Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, 6E serves as a clear guide for new and experienced directors and emphasizes the director’s responsibility for being a leader in both program and people maintenance. In keeping with the current movement to standards-based programs, the text guides directors to understand their role in curriculum selection and development, and addresses the issue of assessment. Also presented are the business skills and knowledge that every director must have: funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program; purchasing equipment; and evaluating the program. With an increased emphasis on diversity in all aspects of the program, annotated web site listings at the conclusion of each chapter, forms, documents, additional resources, updated material on the new accreditation system, and additional material on the use of technology, this text gives early childhood professionals the tools they need to implement an excellent program for young children and their families. In addition, special features of the text include 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.
D. June Sciarra
D. June Sciarra is a Professor Emerita at the University of Cincinnati and is an active member in 4C, a NACCRA organization, and has participated tirelessly on many of their training committees. Dr. Sciarra is a recipient of the 4C Early Childhood Award, and was the first recipient of the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Teacher Educator award.
Anne G. Dorsey
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Working Director.
Chapter 2: Developing Interpersonal Relationships.
Chapter 3: Addressing Community Need and Establishing a Program.
Chapter 4: Licensing and Certification.
Chapter 5: Organizing Center structure and Working with a Board.
Chapter 6: Handling Financial Matters.
Chapter 7: Funding the Program.
Chapter 8: Developing a Center Facility.
Chapter 9: Equipping the Center.
Chapter 10: Staffing the Center.
Chapter 11: Publicizing the Center and Selecting the Children.
Chapter 12: Grouping and Enrolling the Children.
Chapter 13: Managing the Food and Health and Safety Programs.
Chapter 14: Evaluating Center Components.
Chapter 15: Providing for Personal and Professional Staff development.
Chapter 16: Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community.