Table of contents for A handbook for early childhood administrators : directing with a mission / Hilde Reno, with Janet Stutzman and Judy Zimmerman.

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Chapter 1 - Organizational Vision and Mission	5
A. Developing an organizational vision	7
B. The mission statement.	12
C. Using your mission statement to inform practice	18
Summary	18
Website Documents	20
Other Resources and Weblinks	20
A: Organizational structure and hierarchy	24
B. Organization Culture	32
Ensuring Safety	34
Recognizing Competence	36
Demonstrating Value	36
Meaningful Communication/Staff Meetings	38
Summary	40
Website Documents	42
Other Resources and Weblinks	42
Chapter 3-- Program Policies and Procedures	44
A. Personnel Policies	46
B. Procedures:	65
Summary	72
Website Documents	74
Resources and Weblinks	75
CHapter 4 -- Job Descriptions	76
A. Writing a Job Description	79
B. Job Description as legal document	84
C. Modification of a current job description	85
D. Writing/Reviewing current job descriptions	88
Summary	90
Resources and Weblinks:	92
Chapter 5 -- Staffing	94
A. Recruitment	97
B. Screening	98
C. Interview	99
E. Practical demonstration of skills	104
F. Employment requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
	105
Summary	107
Website Documents	108
Resources and Weblinks	108
Chapter 6 -- Orientation, Evaluation, Staff Development	110
A. Staff Orientation	112
B. Probationary/orientation period	115
C. Evaluation	116
D. Professional development --Education and training	120
E. Progressive Staff Discipline	122
Summary	124
Website Documents	126
Resources and Weblinks	127
Chapter 7-- Developing management systems	128
A. Developing Systems	131
B. Recurring activities that can be systematized	133
C. Calendar:	141
Summary	145
Resources and Weblinks	147
Chapter 8 --Ethical Behavior/ Code of Ethics	148
A. Ethics	150
B. Ethics in Early Childhood Education	154
C. Ethical Dilemmas	156
Additional ethical responsibilities of program administrators	158
Summary	163
Website Documents	165
Resources and Weblinks	165
Chapter 9 -- Working with Boards	167
A. Governing versus Advisory Boards	169
Advisory Boards	170
B. Board essentials	171
Job descriptions	173
Selection of Advisory Board Members	173
Orientation	174
Meetings	175
Communication	177
Summary	177
Workplace Application	178
Website Documents	178
Resources and Weblinks	179
chapter 10 -- Law and child care	180
A. Employment law	184
FLSA	185
Disciplinary Policy/Due Process	193
Unemployment Compensation	194
Worker's Compensation Insurance	195
ADA (employment and providing services)	195
B. Legal responsibilities to Families - ADA and Admissions	198
C. Other Legal responsibilities to Families	200
Summary	202
Resources and Weblinks	204
Chapter 11 -- Financial Operations	206
A: Budgets	209
B. Monitoring Income and Expenses	213
C. Competitive wages	220
D. Benefits	224
Summary	225
Website Documents	226
Resources and Weblinks	226
Chapter 12:	Marketing and Publicity	228
A. In-house Marketing	229
B. Publicity/Visibility	236
C. Marketing Tools	237
Summary	242
Website Documents	244
Resources and Weblinks	244
Chapter 13 -- Supporting Families: Parent Handbook	245
A. Developing a comprehensive Parent Handbook	246
B. Essential elements of a Parent Handbook	248
Cover with contact information	248
Admission requirements/procedures	249
Hours of operation, holiday schedule, program closings	249
Policies related to fees, payments, and refunds	251
Policies related to termination of enrollment	252
Policies related to sick child (contagious illness and infestations)	253
Health and Safety policies	253
Medication	254
Pick up	255
Reporting Child Abuse	256
Program plans to meet nutritional needs of children	256
Discipline policy	258
Transportation policy	258
Field trip/off-site activities policy	259
Statement of Receipt	260
Summary	261
Resources and Weblinks	262
Chapter 14: Program Practices to Support Families	263
A. Welcoming Families: Communication	264
Orientation	265
Child's First Day and First Week	265
Newsletters	266
Daily notes	267
Bulletin Boards	267
Parent Education	268
Family Conferences	268
Surveys	271
When Families Leave	272
B. Welcoming Families	272
Opportunities for Family Participation	273
Inclusion	275
Diversity	276
C. Building Staff-Family relationships	277
Staff Training	277
Parents in the classroom	278
Summary	279
Resources and Weblinks	280
CHAPTER 15: PROGRAM EVALUATION	281
A. Curriculum	284
Scope	285
Sequence	286
Choosing a Curriculum	288
B. Outcomes Assessment	289
Child Assessment	289
Program Assessment	296
C. Accreditation	300
Choosing an accreditation system	301
Application	304
Self-Study	304
Submission of Self-Study	309
Verification of Standards	309
Summary	310
Website Documents	311
Resources and Weblinks	311

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Early childhood education -- United States.
Child care -- United States.
Child development -- United States.