ERIC Number: ED187458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Management Tasks Performed by Day Care Center Directors.
The general problem addressed in this survey is the identification of the management training needs of day care center directors. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 102 directors of full time, pre-school day care centers in Baltimore City. The directors' answers were tabulated and simple percentages were computed. Directors were asked to identify their major subjects of college study, previous work experience, and management training experience. It was found that most directors have had few opportunities to learn better management task skills. Directors were asked to identify support personnel who might appropriately perform certain management tasks. Their answers revealed that such personnel are lacking in both for-profit and non-profit church affiliated centers. Contrastingly, agency affiliated centers were apt to have such personnel available. The questionnaire included a list of 21 management tasks and asked directors to identify those which they performed. The median number of tasks performed was 15, or 71% of the total 21. Apparently, center directors assume major responsibility for management tasks. Finally, directors were asked to state their management training needs. A substantial number (71% and 63%) requested training in financial management and legal matters, respectively. Directors also expressed interest in the management of equipment and supplies, personnel management, and relationships with boards and agencies. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar in Early Childhood Education, Towson State University (Towson, MD, December, 1978).