The Visionary Director Second Edition

Author: Margie Carter
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540978
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care, this popular professional development tool has been thoroughly revised and offers a concrete framework for organizing an early childhood center director's ideas and work. Updated and expanded, it reflects new requirements and initiatives for center directors and addresses topics including cultivating a vision, developing "systems thinking" for management roles, implementing principles and strategies for mentoring, building a learning community for adults and children, and bringing visions to life. The Visionary Director provides directors with information to perform their jobs with motivation and creativity.

The Visionary Director

Author: Margie Carter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781884834554
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book "is an inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care. It offers a concrete framework for organizing an early childhood director's thoughts and work. Chapters cover cultivating a vision, developing 'system thinking' for management roles, implementing principles and strategies for mentoring, and building a learning community for adults and children." - back cover.

Ready or Not

Author: Stacie G. Goffin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777541X
Format: PDF, Docs
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After more than a century of evolution, early childhood care and education in the United States is in transition. In this frank discussion of the field’s purpose, identity, and responsibility, the authors examine the major issues that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new change strategies, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses.Suggests how the early care and education field can position itself to take charge of its future, rather than being driven by external influences. Outlines the need to focus internally, along with a challenging assessment of the field’s resistance to change.Focuses on the necessity for the early care and education field to engage in critical adaptive work or risk the consequences of not doing so. “This is a powerful book that has the potential to reinvent the field in ways that have yet to be determined. It should be required reading for all who work in early care and education.” —Josué Cruz, Jr., Dean, College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and past president of NAEYC “They get it! We need a true system of services for young children and their families in America. The authors explain to us why and present options for all of us to consider as we move forward.” —Dick Clifford, Associate Director, National Center For Early Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Goffin and Washington employ a variety of tactics to help us acknowledge imminent fork-in-the-road options in our field….If we fail to engage in this adaptive work, we will be no better than the elected officials whom we criticize for their partisan stubbornness and refusal to collaborate for the good of the whole.” —Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC

Learning to Lead Second Edition

Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540919
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning to Lead combines theory and practice with important topics such as human development, diversity, anti-bias, and social change. New to this edition is information on leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children. Each chapter is designed to prompt self-evaluation and personal leadership development.

Testing Children

Author: Phyllis Preston
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616762969
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book aims to help the practitioner derive maximum benefit from the use of individual norm-based tests of mental development. It includes, but also goes beyond, an explanation of the psychometric expertise required to use such tests. Beginning with an exploration of the nature of mental development itself, the author explains how the very presence of the assessor impacts on the assessment process both in terms of perceptual idiosyncrasies and in terms of the effectiveness with which the interpersonal dynamics between child, carer and assessor are managed. This is a holistic guide to skilled observation, accurate interpretation, and effective reporting, which equips the reader to derive accurate conclusions in the best interests of the particular needs of the child under assessment.

The Art of Awareness Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540862
Format: PDF, Docs
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Become a keen observer to better learn about child development, find curriculum ideas, and meet requirements when assessing outcomes.