Administration of Programs for Young Children

  • AUTHORS: Phyllis M. Click; Kim Karkos
  • ISBN-13: 9781133938989 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 480 Pages  Paperback 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

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. Comprehensive 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.

Features

  • 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.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements. The book also covers 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.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Phyllis M. Click

    Phyllis Click obtained her bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in psychology and child development. Throughout a long career, she worked in various settings with children and adults. She has taught in preschools, worked in summer camps, and developed and taught in a program for autistic children. She has also worked with adults, taught college students, administered grant programs, and designed a curriculum for prospective teachers for a private college. Now retired, she has been a consultant who has helped others start or administer programs, and has published widely. Her publications include another textbook, articles in professional journals, and ancillary materials for other authors¿ texts. She belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the California School-Age Consortium, and the Association for Childhood Education International.

  • Kim Karkos

    Kimberly Karkos was awarded a bachelor's degree in early child development and family relations from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in early childhood education from St. Joseph College in Connecticut. She received a director's Administrative Credential from the National Institute of Childcare Management in 2004. She has been an administrator for various early childhood programs for over 35 years. Ms. Karkos currently serves as the Director of Oxnard College Child Development Center and is on the Child Development faculty. She has directed a university early childhood education center and has developed and conducted various training programs; workshops; and courses for child-care staff, family day-care providers, and parents. She belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is an active participant in the Ventura County Child Care Planning Council and several other community boards.

Table of Contents

Part I: ADMINISTRATION.
1. The Director: A Broad View.
2. Diversity and Early Education.
3. Choices: Schools and Programs.
4. Administering Program Plans.
Part II: PLANNING: PROGRAM AND ENVIRONMENT.
5. Planning: Infants and Toddlers.
6. Planning: Preschool Age Children.
7. Planning: School Age Children.
8. Planning: Family Child Care.
Part III: STAFF.
9. Staff Selection/Personnel Policies.
10. Staff Supervision and Training.
Part IV: MANAGEMENT.
11. Budget.
12. Nutrition, Health, and Safety for the Program.
13. Beginnings: A New Program/A New Year.
14. Including Families and the Community.
15. Maintaining Quality of Child Care.
Appendix A: Computerized Data Management.
Appendix B: Professional Organizations and Sources of Information.
Appendix C: Sources for Early Childhood Materials, Equipment, Supplies, and Books.
Appendix D: State Child-Care Licensing Agencies.
Appendix E: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

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  • A new diversity chapter discusses ways that early childhood professionals can honor diversity in its many forms and become the inclusive organizations that both children and families deserve.
  • Updated and expanded topics include staff retention, leadership tips, inclusion, and program quality.
  • Health, safety, and maintenance coverage has been streamlined into one chapter.
  • Technology coverage has been updated to discuss the role of technology in the classroom and communication with parents.
  • A new easy-to-read design includes many photos and visuals as well as highlighted definitions to facilitate study and review.
  • TeachSource Videos have been incorporated into each chapter to illustrate topics and best practices.