Leadership and Management of Programs for Young Children

Leadership and Management of Programs for Young Children

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For administration courses in early childhood education.This is the only early childhood administration text on the market that emphasizes the role of leadership and the importance of program planning in the administration process. Designed for administration courses in early childhood education, it specifically targets leadership skills and applies important research behaviors to Early Childhood Care and Education programs. This book contributes a wealth of detailed information on the specifics of creating a thriving early childhood education program.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 553 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 975.38g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130129402
  • 9780130129406

Table of contents

I. CHALLENGES AND TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 1. Challenges in Developing Programs for Young Children. II. LEADERSHIP AND THE ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR. 2. Understanding Leadership and the Use of Power. 3. Planning. 4. Decision-Making. 5. Creative and Analytical Problem-Solving. III. LEADERSHIP AND IMPLEMENTATION/HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES. 6. Staff Selection, Development, and Evaluation. 7. Motivating Staff, Parents, and Children. 8. Team Building and Small Group Interaction. 9. Professionalism: More Than Meets the Eye. IV. LEADERSHIP AND HELPING CHILDREN IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT. 10. Parent Education and Parent Involvement. 11. Legal Issues in Early Childhood. 12. Medical Issues in Early Childhood. V. LEADERSHIP, OPERATIONAL ISSUES, AND EVALUATION. 13. Facilities, Equipment, Room Arrangement, and Scheduling. 14. Finances, Record-Keeping, Proposal Writing, and Evaluating. Appendix A: Home Learning Enablers. Appendix B: Parent Papers. Appendix C: Leadership Enablers. Appendix D: Motivator Activities. Appendix E: 14 Volunteer Program Papers (VPPs)-Classroom Volunteers. Appendix F: Early Childhood Websites. Index.show more