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DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM is the leading and most comprehensive text for the ECE Administration course. The book is a rich source of updated information for practicing directors, as well as other administrative and leadership roles in child development and education programs. Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs in diverse communities, the Ninth Edition covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. This is the only administration text to include curricular leadership, emphasizing leadership roles in supporting high-quality curriculum selection and implementation. In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including curriculum funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program and purchasing equipment; working with children and parents; accrediting and licensing an early childhood center; and carrying out program evaluation and quality improvement strategies.
- NEW! MindTap™ for Education is a first-of-its-kind digital solution that prepares teachers by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they must demonstrate to earn an education degree and state licensure, and begin a successful career. Through activities based on real-life teaching situations, MindTap elevates students' thinking by giving them experiences in applying concepts, practicing skills, and evaluating decisions, guiding them to become reflective educators.
- NEW! Content has been updated throughout the text to reflect the latest scholarship, data, and effective quality-improvement strategies and practices for working in diverse communities
- NEW! Learning Objectives are correlated to the main sections in each chapter as well as to chapter summaries, focusing students' reading and showing them what they need to know, understand, and be able to apply after completing the chapter.
- NEW! New and improved coverage of NAEYC standards includes a chapter-opening list of standards addressed in the chapter, with standards-related content identified by an icon throughout the text. The NAEYC standards and guidelines addressed include the Program Administrator Definitions and Competencies, Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs, and Accreditation Standards for Early Childhood Programs. In addition, a standards correlation chart highlights which standards are covered in each chapter.
- NEW! TeachSource Digital Downloads are practical and professional resources that allow students to immediately implement and apply this textbook's content in the field. Students can keep these downloadable and often customizable tools forever, enabling preservice teachers to begin to build their own library of resources. A TeachSource Digital Downloads label identifies these items throughout the text.
- NEW! The TeachSource Video Vignettes, introduced in the text and viewable online, feature footage from real child development centers and preschools to help students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Many videos are new to this edition showing how several different centers and preschools have set up their safety procedures, parent involvement and notification processes, food and nutrition programs, employee management and development practices, budgeting, and more. Critical-thinking questions provide opportunities for in-class or online discussion and reflection.
- NEW! The “Making the Case” feature provides specific examples that demonstrate how a director might explain new and emerging emphases in the field in order to facilitate change. These boxes highlight controversial issues as well as other topics that should be of concern to the contemporary administrator.
- NEW! “Working Smart with Technology” boxes present information related to the use of technology in today's early childhood programs. This feature is designed to bridge the divide between students who are digital natives and those for whom technology is an emerging skill.
- NEW! New Diversity icons in the margins highlight coverage of diversity topics in the broadest sense.
- “Director's Corner” vignettes illuminate the material with examples described from a director's experiences.
- “Reflections” features give readers an opportunity to pause and consider their understanding of the points being made in the text. These boxes often relate to an experience students have had or may have in the future.
- New and updated “Try It Out!” activities appear at the end of each chapter to give students opportunities to apply what they have learned.
- New and updated “Director's Resources,” many of which are also Digital Downloads, offer students authentic examples of materials such as forms, surveys, evaluations, and handbooks that have been used by effective directors. Many of the resources are used to complete the end-of-chapter “Try It Out!” activities.
2. Assessing Community Need and Establishing a Program.
3. Licensing and Certification.
4. Organizing Center Structure and Working with a Board.
5. Handling Financial Matters.
6. Funding the Program.
7. Developing a Center Facility.
8. Equipping the Center.
9. Staffing the Center.
10. Recruiting Children.
11. Supporting Quality Curriculum.
12. Managing the Food and the Health and Safety Programs.
13. Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community.
14. Providing for Personal and Professional Staff Development.
15. Evaluating Center Components.
16. Marketing the Program.
Appendix A. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment.
Appendix B. NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs.
Appendix C. NAEYC Program Administrator Definition and Competencies.
Appendix D. NAEYC Accreditation Standards for Early Childhood Programs.
Appendix E. Sources of Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, and Supplies.
Appendix F. Early Childhood Professional Organizations and Information Sources.
Appendix G. Early Childhood Periodicals and Media.
Appendix H. Director's Library.
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