Planning And Administering Early Childhood Programs by Nancy K. FreemanPlanning And Administering Early Childhood Programs by Nancy K. Freeman

Planning And Administering Early Childhood Programs

byNancy K. Freeman, Celia A. Decker, John R. Decker

Paperback | January 13, 2016

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Here’s the practical, hands-on information educators need in order to become successful administrators of childcare centers and child development centers. With a focus on what center directors need to know and what they need to be able to do, the book guides readers through the process of identifying a program’s core values and drafting mission and vision statements. Included is coverage of current issues such as the factors affecting supply and demand for childcare as well as the initiatives to enhance program quality, ensure affordability, and provide access to all children and families.


Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs addresses the latest trends affecting the childcare workforce and provides specific guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining quality personnel, including job descriptions and hiring practices. The role of the program administrator as mentor, coach, and instructional leader are covered, along with important business issues within the administrator’s responsibilities, such as financial planning and budget development and management, how to use social media effectively, program evaluation, facility planning and management, and much more. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.


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Nancy K. Freeman is a Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She was a member of the Early Childhood faculty and the Director of the Child Development and Research Center. She is a former preschool teacher and child care center director and worked closely with the campus child care development center while ...
Title:Planning And Administering Early Childhood ProgramsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:January 13, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134027310

ISBN - 13:9780134027319

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of Early Care and Education and Program Administration 

2 Identifying the Program’s Core Values, Developing its Vision and Mission Statements, and Planning for Program Evaluation
3 Understanding Regulations, Accreditation Criteria, and Other Standards of Practice    
4 Policies and Procedures: Tools to Ensure Your Program’s Smooth Operation 

5 Recruiting, Hiring, Leading, and Managing Personnel
6 Creating Quality Learning Environments    
7 Managing Your Program’s Finances
8 Marketing Your Program of Early Care and Education 

9 Teaching and Learning in the Children’s Program
10 Providing Quality Nutrition and Creating a Healthy and Safe Environment
11 Child Assessment: An Essential Component of Quality Early Childhood Programming
12 Working with Families and Communities    
13 Contributing to the Profession    

1 Suppliers of Materials and Equipment for Early Childhood Programs
2 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment    
3 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Early Childhood Program Administrators    
4 Professional Organizations of Interest to Early Childhood Educators   
Name Index   
Subject Index