The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center

The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center

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By (author) Margaret Carter

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  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 279mm x 30mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: St Paul, MN
  • ISBN 10: 160554020X
  • ISBN 13: 9781605540207
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, charts
  • Sales rank: 74,298

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An inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care, this popular professional development tool has been thoroughly revised and offers a concrete framework for organizing an early childhood center director's ideas and work. Updated and expanded, it reflects new requirements and initiatives for center directors and addresses topics including cultivating a vision, developing systems thinking for management roles, implementing principles and strategies for mentoring, building a learning community for adults and children, and bringing visions to life. The Visionary Director provides directors with information to perform their jobs with motivation and creativity.

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For more than 30 years, Margie Carter has worked in the early childhood field including positions as a preschool teacher, child care director, and college instructor. She and Deb Curtis have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. For more than 30 years, Deb Curtis has worked in the early childhood field, including positions as a Head Start education coordinator, preschool teacher, and college instructor. She and Margie Carter have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.