ERIC Number: ED165902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Developing and Administering a Child Care Center.
Sciarra, Dorothy June; Dorsey, Anne G.
The purpose of this textbook is to provide students in early childhood education, who have had previous contact with a child care center, with the technical information needed to operate different kinds of viable programs. In 16 chapters, a director's responsibilities for starting and maintaining a center program are given. The role of the director as a model of caring and respect for others and the importance of good interpersonal relationships and trust within a center are emphasized in the first chapter. Subsequent chapters focus on assessing community need and establishing a program; licensing and certification; establishing and working with a board; handling financial matters; funding the program and writing proposals; developing a center facility; equipping the center; grouping and enrolling the children; managing the food and the health and safety programs; evaluating center components; providing for personal and professional staff development; working with parents, volunteers, and the community; and being an effective administrator. Class assignments and exercises are provided for each chapter. Working papers which cover, among other program dimensions, need assessment questionnaires, sample philosophies, federal child care data, association bylaws, budgeting, membership applications, sample proposal and source list for funding are included. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Equipment, Fund Raising, Needs Assessment, Personnel Evaluation, Program Administration, Staff Development, Textbooks
Houghton Mifflin Company, One Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107 ($13.95)
Publication Type: Books
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