ERIC Number: ED367484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Child Care: A Comprehensive Guide for Administrators and Teachers.
Cromwell, Ellen S.
This book is designed as a guide for implementing quality child care environments at preschool and school-age levels for children ages 1 through 10. Evolving from a child-centered philosophy, the book contains six integrated and interdependent sections that respectively, provide an overview of child care and discuss child care center design, leadership and staff, child development, child-centered curriculum, and child-centered environment. Part 1 offers historical and contemporary perspectives on child care as well as a look at the challenges for child care in the future. Part 2 discusses the details involved in planning and opening a day care facility, including legal and operational considerations. Part 3 covers governance and administrative aspects of the child care center and offers advice on staffing. Part 4 discusses child development theories and practices, and offers a profile of the child and childhood needs and their relationship to day care. Part 5 examines each of the four components of the "PLAN" curriculum: play, learning, the arts, and nurturing. The final part of the book offers guidelines on planning and using the indoor and outdoor spaces of the child care environment. Three appendices include: (1) legal operational materials; (2) staff materials; and (3) health, medical, nutrition, and safety guidelines. References and additional resources are included with each chapter. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Preschool Curriculum, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Age Day Care, School Organization
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers: Child Centered Education