Table of contents for Developing and administering a child care and education program / Dorothy June Sciarra, Anne G. Dorsey.

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CONTENTS
Preface xiii
Chapter 1
The Working Director	1
Objectives 1
Administrative Styles and Roles 2
Managing the Program 4
Leading People 7
Management Tools 10
Summary 14
Class Assignments 14
Class Exercises 14
Working Papers 15
Director's Resources 22
References 2
Chapter 2
Developing Interpersonal Relationships	31
Objectives 31
Creating a Positive Climate 32
Motivating the Staff 35
Summary 36
Class Assignments 37
Class Exercises 37
Working Paper 38
References 39
Chapter 3
Assessing Community Need 
and Establishing a Program 	41
Objectives 41
Assessing the Need 42
Program Philosophy 45
Types of Programs 48
Summary 53
Class Assignments 54
Class Exercises 54
Working Papers 55
Director's Resources 58
References 64
Chapter 4
Licensing and Certification 	65
Objectives 65
Licensing 66
Accreditation 72
Credentialing 73
Summary 75
Class Assignments 75
Class Exercises 76
Working Papers 77
Director's Resource 80
References 93
Web Sources Cited 9
Chapter 5
Organizing Center Structure 
and Working with a Board 	95
Objectives 95
Organization of the Center 96
The Child Care Center board 99
Summary 106
Class Assignments 106
Class Exercises 107
Working Papers 108
Director's Resource 111
References 116
Web Sites 11
Chapter 6
Handling Financial Matters 	117
Objectives 117
Balancing Income and 
Expenses 118
Preparing the Budget 120
Other Financial 
Responsibilities 127
Summary 133
Class Assignments 133
Class Exercises 134
Working Papers 135
Director's Resources 143
References 14
Chapter 7
Funding the Program	149
Objectives 149
Funding a New Center 150
Operating Funds 152
Fund-Raising 158
Shepherding Existing Funds 161
Summary 162
Class Assignments 162
Class Exercises 162
Working Papers 164
Director's Resources 168
References 17
Chapter 8
Developing a Center Facility 	179
Objectives 179
Analyzing Space 
Requirements 180
Planning a New Center 191
Working with Other 
Professionals 193
Summary 194
Class Assignments 194
Class Exercises 195
Working Papers 196
Director's Resources 199
References 206
Chapter 9
Equipping the Center 	207
Objectives 207
Establishing Needs 208
Using Selection Criteria 210
Working within a Budget 215
Ordering Equipment 216
Managing Equipment 218
Summary 220
Class Assignments 220
Class Exercises 221
Working Papers 222
Director's Resources 224
References 24
Chapter 10
Staffing the Center 	249
Objectives 249
Designing Personnel Policies 250
Drawing Up Job Descriptions 257
Selecting the Employee 270
Orienting the Employee 270
Handling Turnover 271
Summary 273
Class Assignments 273
Class Exercises 273
Working Papers 274
Director's Resources 279
References 32
Chapter 11
Marketing the Program and Selecting the Children 	325
Objectives 325
Marketing 326
Selecting the Children 329
Role of the Director in an Interdisciplinary/Interagency 
Effort 333
Summary 333
Class Assignments 334
Class Exercises 334
Working Papers 335
References 338
Chapter 12
Grouping and Enrolling the Children 	339
Objectives 339
Grouping the Children 340
Enrolling the Children 344
Summary 348
Class Assignments 348
Class Exercises 348
Working Papers 349
Director's Resources 351
References 36
Chapter 13
Managing the Food and the Health 
and Safety Programs 	367
Objectives 367
Food Service Programs 368
Health and Safety Program 376
Summary 388
Class Assignments 388
Class Exercises 388
Working Papers 390
Director's Resource 393
References 40
Chapter 14
Evaluating Center Components 	405
Objectives 405
Evaluation Plan 406
Staff Evaluation 407
Child Assessment 410
Total Program Evaluation 416
Summarizing Data 418
Summary 419
Class Assignments 419
Class Exercises 420
Working Papers 421
Director's Resources 425
References 44
Chapter 15
Providing for Personal and Professional 
Staff Development 	441
Objectives 441
Staff Meetings 442
Staff Training/Professional Development 445
Staff Supervision and 
Coaching 449
Assessing Staff Problems 453
Summary 454
Class Assignments 454
Class Exercises 454
Working Papers 456
Director's Resources 458
References 470
Chapter 16
Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community 	471
Objectives 471
Parent Program 472
Preparing a Parent Handbook 478
Volunteer Program 480
Organizations and Agencies 481
Work with the Community 483
Summary 483
Class Assignments 483
Class Exercise 484
Working Papers 485
Director's Resource 487
References 54
Appendix A 545
Appendix B 549
Appendix C 557
Appendix D 561
Index 569

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Day care centers -- United States -- Administration.