ERIC Number: ED379841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Infusing Family-Centered Practices into Agency Administration. Project Ta-kos.
Parham, Patricia; McMahon, Patricia
This self-study manual for program administrators serving young special needs children and their families gives an overview of agency administration from the perspective of a family-centered approach. The areas of agency administration include: (1) family-centered philosophy and sound management practices; (2) governance; (3) mission; (4) development; (5) operations; (6) policy and personnel; (7) job descriptions and staff development; (8) program evaluation; and (9) community relationships. The manual contains self-evaluation forms for assessing how holistic the program's management practices are, where families fit in the program's governance structure, how the mission statement reflects family-centered principles, how development activities support the agency's philosophy, how agency operations demonstrate family-centered principles, how personnel policies are family-centered, how staff are identified and supported, where data are obtained on how well the program works for families, and what the program's community relationships are. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Governance, Human Services, Institutional Advancement, Personnel Management, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Albuquerque, NM.
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 710-715.