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ERIC Number: EJ793010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
There's no Romance without Finance
Vicars, Dennis
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n181 p34-35 May-Jun 2008
Over the course of his career in early care and education, the author has witnessed more than a few centers and schools go out of business (both non-profit and for-profit). The great majority of these failures were not for lack of program or good intentions. They failed because they lacked the ability to plan, budget, and utilize resources appropriately. The author believes that a center or school can achieve almost any goal it desires, as long as a well-conceived plan is created and followed to the end. The key is to set a direction for the year and then measure it monthly, weekly, and even daily so that necessary adjustments can be made proactively to reach the goal. This starts with good budgeting. In this article, the author suggests that the best way early care professionals can be better educators is to care enough about the children to plan and budget so that they can obtain the quality environments they want for young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A