Administering for Quality: Leading Canadian Early Childhood Programs by Karen ChandlerAdministering for Quality: Leading Canadian Early Childhood Programs by Karen Chandler

Administering for Quality: Leading Canadian Early Childhood Programs

byKaren Chandler

Paperback | October 11, 2011

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Administering for Quality: Leading Canadian Early Childhood Programs is designed to improve your understanding of administrative, professional, and advocacy responsibilities. It covers a range of forms of early childhood experiences, with special attention given to family child care, as it is the type of care most Canadian parents use.

          With an emphasis on Canadian research, resources, and policy, the fourth edition has been updated to reflect the significant changes currently taking place in the Early Childhood field throughout the country. This includes provincial ministries of education taking responsibility for early childhood in most provinces and the collaboration between ECEs and teachers in full day kindergartens.

Karen Chandler currently holds a full-time faculty position at George Brown College. She completed undergraduate work at Ryerson and Canadore College, and graduate work in Assessment and Counselling at the University of Toronto. Karen also has experience working with children, families, and professionals in early childhood, recreation...
Title:Administering for Quality: Leading Canadian Early Childhood ProgramsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:295 pages, 9.5 × 7.25 × 0.75 inPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132113589

ISBN - 13:9780132113588


Table of Contents


  1. Defining Quality: Early Childhood Programs
  2. Social Policy and Roles of Government
  3. Leadership and Governance in Early Childhood Programs
  4. Planning and Evaluating the Program Goals
  5. Human Resource Management
  6. Promoting Professionalism
  7. Managing Safe and Healthy Learning Environments
  8. Building the Partnership with Families
  9. Financial Matters
  10. Advocating for Canada’s Children 





Editorial Reviews

“As a general text book on administration of early childhood programs, I find this text to have an organized and clear format; to be reader friendly and to provide a variety of resources to assist both the student and instructor. From my perspective, the content within the text book fulfills the intent and promise given in the preface by the author.” --Kathleen Kummen, Capilano University   “The book is Canadian, and produced by an ECE faculty member of a college. She [the author] addresses the content at a level that is appropriate for ECE students.” --Dale Long, Seneca College   “I found this book to very useful, one of the better ones that I have reviewed, and the fact that it is Canadian is extremely beneficial.” --Brandy Champagne, Canadore College