ERIC Number: ED208963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Needs and Problems of Early Childhood Administrators/Directors.
Norton, Marcia M.; Abramowitz, Sheila E.
In order to determine the prior training, preparation level, and current needs of preschool and day care program administrators and directors, a survey was sent to all schools registered in the State of New York. Some survey questions assessed administrators general background -- age, years and levels of teaching and administrative experience, prior positions held, and so on. Others focused on the specific problems faced by administrators and directors in their day-to-day operations. Findings indicate a need for more courses, seminars, and workshops in early childhood administration. Of those responding, 56 per cent had no courses or workshops in early childhood administration; of the 44 per cent who had taken administration courses, 60 per cent took the courses after assuming an administrative role. Thus, the development of formal early childhood administration courses and implementation at locations accessible to currently employed administrators and directors appears advised. Detailed findings are presented, and a sample survey instrument is provided. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York