Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs in diverse communities, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Ninth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. It is written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to work in the administrative aspects of the field. The book is also a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including curriculum selection; 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 432 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1305088085



Genre: Day care centers, Editor: , Pages: 448 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015018932650


Whether you direct, administrate or lead early childhood education, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM, 10E provides the knowledge and skills you need for success. This comprehensive edition highlights the director's role in leading both people and programs, with an emphasis on business and interpersonal skills. You also learn how to select and implement a high-quality curriculum. Updates present the latest changes in the field, including NAEYC�s 2020 statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and new position statement, Advancing Equity. Revised chapters integrate NAEYC's Power to the Profession Unifying Framework. A new chapter addresses leadership during change and crisis. Practical insights guide you through all aspects of directing a program -- from budgeting, facility and equipment to selecting, training and supervising staff; working with children and parents; and handling accrediting, licensing, evaluations and improvements.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 432 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0357513207


Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 706 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309324885


Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Seventh Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. In this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition, authors Sciarra, Dorsey, and Lynch provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 600 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1428361375


The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 501 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309124652


ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, International Edition is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, and 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 of the Eighth Edition include a fresh new design, a new chapter on family child care, up-to-date technology information, and a new section on managing aggressive or violent children.
Genre: Day care centers, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 466 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495809926



Genre: Child development, Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: OCLC:1259692549


Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorersâ€"and learnersâ€"every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.
Genre: Education, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 464 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309068369



Genre: Child welfare, Editor: Merrill Publishing Company, Pages: 471 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UIUC:30112046304686