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ERIC Number: ED367484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 474
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-205-15322-4
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Centered Education