Managing Child Care Centres

Managing Child Care Centres

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This work challenges and questions many traditional management applications to child care, and thoroughly re-examines and re-evaluates ideas and principles from a children's services perspective. This book provides an understanding and discussion of the wide range of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to manage and administer a childrens' services programme effectively and creatively. It is designed for students undertaking degree courses in child care, associate diplomas in child care and postgraduate diplomas in child care administration. It is also intended for those participating in various in-service programmes in child care centres. Features include: personal profiles of over 12 child care centre managers; student challenge and class challenge exercises and activities to reinforce principles outlined; extensive case studies, role plays, examples to reinforce understanding; theoretical bases simply and clearly outlined; management and administrative principles expounded and re-applied to child care; and a wealth of references and summaries.
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  • Paperback
  • 184 x 245mm
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • photographs, illustrations, graphs, charts, bibliography, index
  • 0730635872
  • 9780730635871

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction to managing a child care centre: what this book is about; marketplace perspectives. Part 2 Managing childrens' services programmes: introducing management; theories of management; management principles critical to child care; theory of excellence; management structures. Part 3 Child care centre administration: committee of management administration; organization and planning methods; office administration; financial management; personnel management; respect for people; leadership and communication; community and public relations; parent and community networking; overview and evaluation.
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