ERIC Number: ED419582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Participating in the Management Process. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
Sound management principles can help ensure that early childhood programs provide sound services to children and families. This document contains three training modules detailing fundamental management concepts to help Head Start staff and parents provide quality services. Module 1, "What is Management?" helps participants recognize how they use basic management functions in their personal lives and in interactions with Head Start staff, parents, and children, and includes activities to assess management skills. Module 2, "Everyone Plays a Role," links the concept of shared values with the process of teamwork and a comprehensive team approach to service delivery to allow participants to identify their own values and determine their roles in achieving the program's mission. Module 3, "Quality Is a Priority," helps participants understand the importance of quality and demonstrates how quality depends on shared Head Start values and the team process. Each module includes outcomes, key concepts, and background information that support the learning outcomes. Also, each module contains an opening activity related to the preface scenario so participants can apply key concepts to Head Start. The modules can be used sequentially, and the trainer can select and customize topics to match program needs. Various training formats are used: workshop activities, coaching activities, individualized follow-up activities related to each module, and continuing professional development activities. The final section of the guide is an annotated list of 41 print, organizational, and electronic resources. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Administration, Educational Quality, Fundamental Concepts, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Management Development, Personnel Management, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Teamwork, Values Clarification
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.