ERIC Number: ED231516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Daycare and Preschool Handbook for Churches.
McMurphy, John R.
Designed to guide church groups interested in opening and operating day care and preschool centers, this book offers a view of such centers as extensions of the church. Contents of the volume are divided into four parts devoted to (1) getting a church early childhood education program started, (2) administering the center, (3) operating the new program, and (4) providing leadership for the program. Numerous brief chapters in each of these parts address a broad range of topics. The first two chapters of part 1 discuss starting an early childhood education ministry in the local church and provide suggestions for helping the pastor or committee present plans for such a ministry to the church. Most chapters offer guidelines for center operation and include illustrative charts, checklists, brochures, schedules, checks, and other forms. Topics handled in somewhat greater depth focus on selecting the center staff; setting tuition and fees; handling income and expenses; record keeping; reporting and projecting center activities; enrolling prospective students; operating the food-service program; establishing discipline; planning the daily program; and examining the director's job description, qualifications, and responsibilities. Appended are a parent information booklet and teacher inservice and management guidebooks. (RH)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation
Christian Herald Books, 40 Overlook Drive, Chappaqua, NY 10514 (Paper, $7.95; discount on orders over 25 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A