ERIC Number: ED188767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Management of Child Care's Most Expensive Resource--Staff Time.
This paper identifies two steps day care administrators can take to more efficiently manage staff time. The first step is to know what, why, where, when and how tasks are to be done. The administrator must know whether or not staff activities contribute to the goals of the center. This is the basic element of conserving staff time. The second step is to consider administrative actions which lead to better staff functioning. Management can encourage increased production by (1) treating staff with respect; (2) providing a staff support system; (3) helping staff with special children; (4) handling problems promptly; (5) promoting staff development; (6) observing each staff member's work; (7) evaluating performance; (8) recognizing individual accomplishments and planning for continued growth; (9) caring enough about each staff member to be interested in them as people; (10) allowing for sharing, give and take, and shared decision-making; (11) defining expectations clearly; (12) providing resources; (13) providing a professional atmosphere; and (14) using volunteers appropriately. Managing staff time is a dynamic process. The goal is to facilitate staff to do the right tasks in a satisfactory and competent manner. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 1979).