ERIC Number: ED405124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Survival Kit for Early Childhood Directors: Solutions to Daily Problems with Staff, Parents, Children, Organization, Environment.
Early Childhood Directors' Association, St. Paul, MN.
Crisis management is an all-too-frequent element of being a day care director. This guide is intended to help day care administrators not only to survive such events but to cope in ways that have been proven to be successful program enhancements. The guide is divided into five major sections covering the most important areas of director responsibility: (1) staff management, including scheduling and staff morale; (2) organization, including telephone interruptions, and cancellations; (3) children, including child adjustment, and problem behaviors; (4) parents, including communication, and late payment of tuition; and (5) environment, including odors, missing parts or pieces from toys or puzzles, storage, and substitutions for more expensive supplies. Within each area, the guide identifies specific problems and incidents, tells how each was solved, lists implementation steps, and comments on the results. (HTH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Business Administration, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Job Performance, Parent School Relationship, Problem Solving, Small Businesses, Staff Development, Teacher Morale
Early Childhood Directors Association, 450 North Syndicate #80, St. Paul, MN 55104; phone: 800-925-3232 ($7.95, plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Early Childhood Directors' Association, St. Paul, MN.