ERIC Number: ED242440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Effective Administration in Day Care.
Following a brief section concerning elements of the management process, the eight chapters in this guide for day care directors discuss personnel, staff orientation, staff inservice training, enrollment, classroom management, curriculum, health maintenance, and, briefly, center management. Each chapter includes numerous forms that can be used and adapted freely by practitioners. Text materials concerning personnel focus on hiring and conducting a performance review; those concerning staff orientation are offered in the form of a manual indicating goals for a range of programs and center policies. Discussion dealing with staff inservice training indicates responsibilities in various center contexts. Enrollment materials provide guidelines for developing a center brochure and a parents' handbook, and offer forms for purposes ranging from application for admission to placing names on a waiting list. The chapter on classroom management consists entirely of forms to document such information as monthly attendance, hourly count, food inventories, and administration of medicines. The chapter on curriculum describes programs based on early childhood principles and concepts, and also provides assessment and evaluation forms. Health maintenance materials feature, among other forms, a chart of childhood illnesses and form letters for health updates. Finally, the chapter on center management discusses insurance for centers. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Child Caregivers, Classroom Techniques, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Enrollment, Health, Inservice Education, Insurance, Personnel, Preschool Curriculum, Records (Forms), School Administration, Staff Orientation
Associates in Human Development, Inc., P.O. Box 256, Palatine, IL 60078-0256 ($19.95, plus $2.00 shipping; 10% discount on orders of 25 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A