The Visionary Director Second Edition

Author: Margie Carter
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540978
Format: PDF
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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, Docs
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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.

Leaders and Supervisors in Child Care Programs

Author: Dorothy Sciarra
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766825779
Format: PDF, Kindle
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PERFECT FOR EARLY CHILDCARE OWNERS, ADMINISTATORS, AND PROFESSIONALS ALIKE, this book can be a companion piece to Opening and Operating a Successful Child Care Center, as it includes many of the features of the administration book such as class exercises, class assignments, and numerous sample forms and documents. Chapters on leadership cover many areas including the leader as a role model of good communication and professional behavior, and the leader as a change agent. Supervision is addressed in four chapters that include detailed information on developing and implementing effective supervisory and staff orientation programs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Testing Children

Author: Phyllis Preston
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616762969
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Solutions for Early Childhood Directors

Author: Kathy Lee
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876597460
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Real Answers to Everyday Challenges Solutions for Early Childhood Directors provides real-world answers for directors who work in the challenging yet rewarding field of early childhood education. Kathy Lee's extensive personal experience as a director and her years of training teachers and directors provide practical solutions to problems that arise every day. She addresses key issues such as training staff, handling discipline, dealing with parents, and creating partnerships in the community. For anyone who is a director or wishes to someday become a director, this book is the ultimate "can't-do-without-it" survival kit. Solutions include how to: advertise and recruit staff develop a mentoring system handle gossip address burnout handle special-needs children conduct parent orientation handle angry parents and many, many more!

Leadership In Early Childhood

Author: Rodd, Jillian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033524680X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings.

Learning Together with Young Children

Author: Margie Carter
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605545236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offering an alternative approach to standardization and data-driven mandates, this book puts children at the center of planning your curriculum. Rather than a prescriptive curriculum, by using The Thinking Lens® protocol, teachers can translate educational theories into concrete ideas for working with children and families. Learn to create a welcoming classroom culture, develop routines for self-regulation, and use Learning Stories to enhance experiences for the children in your care. This book has been updated to examine how to work with mandated curriculum, rating scales, and assessment tools, while practicing reflective teaching. Margie Carter holds a MA from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as a preschool, kindergarten, and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor. Deb Curtis holds a MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as an infant/toddler caregiver, preschool and school age child care teacher, CDA trainer, Head Start education coordinator, college instructor, and assistant director of a child care program. Carter and Curtis have published six books together, including Designs for Living and Learning and The Art of Awareness.