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Management of Child Development Centers, 7th Edition, addresses the importance of high-quality programs for young children and the support they provide to families. Managers of programs for young children must understand the value of family, as well as the relationships between family, program and community. Part 1 of the text provides an overview of...
Management of Child Development Centers, 7th Edition, addresses the importance of high-quality programs for young children and the support they provide to families. Managers of programs for young children must understand the value of family, as well as the relationships between family, program and community. Part 1 of the text provides an overview of the demographic and theoretical context within which child development programs operate. Part 2 focuses on the 13 core competencies: personal and professional self awareness; organizational, fiscal, and personnel management; human relations; facilities management; health and safety; food service; educational programming; family support; marketing and public relations; assessment and evaluation; leadership and advocacy. Features: Decisions, Decisions... features ask the students to reflect on topics discussed in the chapters and apply the information to real-life situations. Questions for Review at the end of each chapter help students identify and recall basic information. Professional Portfolio assignments help students create products that can be included in a portfolio to demonstrate their mastery of the core competencies. At least one portfolio assignment in each chapter incorporates the use of technology (e.g., Internet-based research; desktop publishing software), supporting the integration of these skills within the core competencies. Resources for Further Study provide students and instructors with a convenient list of up-to-date resources, in print as well as online, for a deeper investigation of the topics discussed in each chapter. New to this Edition: New self-assessments in Chapter 4 (Personal and Professional Self-Awareness) and Chapter 5 (Organizational Management Skills). Updated forms and tools for assessment and evaluation, budgets, personnel, and general center management. Expanded coverage of assessment and evaluation in Chapter 14, including lists of instruments for assessing children and evaluating programs. New material on emotional labor (Chapter 4); strengthening families to prevent child abuse (Chapter 13); emotional intelligence and leadership styles (Chapter 16). A Technology Toolkit added to each chapter in Section II provides specific suggestions for using computers, digital photography, and internet resources to help students achieve NAEYC Competency 10 (Technology) as they address other Core Competencies. New tables, charts, and graphic illustrations to clarify key concepts. Engaging vignettes have been added to the beginning of each chapter to bring key concepts to life.
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