Developing and Administering: A Child Care Center

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Delmar Learning, 2002 - Education - 542 pages
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Drawing on the authors' combined experiences, this edition of Developing and Administering an Early Child Care Center, 5E presents the basic philosophies and interpersonal aspects of directing and administering an early childhood center. It is intended for use in college courses in Early Childhood Administration, and also lends itself to courses offered by professional organizations for current or prospective directors. The book bases its chapters on major aspects of developing and administering a program for young children and addresses the core issues while giving consideration to the experiences of those in the field. The chapters are written to read and follow with ease, and provide elements that engage students in active learning. One of these elements, Reflections, presents topics under discussion and offers a venue for students to gain experience from. A feature called Director's Corner illustrates chapter themes with vignettes relating real-life examples and experiences of directors. Exercises and assignments included in each chapter help students bring the chapter information together and apply its principles. The Director Resources offer forms that can be copied and used, and The Director's Library, located in the back of the text, gives suggestions on further reading materials. Web sites references are also listed throughout the book.

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Dorothy June Sciarra continues to be an active early childhood educator in a diverse variety of situations. She has served as director of the child development laboratory center at the University of Cincinnati, serving children and families from a wide range of backgrounds. She also served as department head with responsibility for early childhood associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. She has been involved in several community early childhood efforts including board membership on the University of Cincinnati Early Learning Center. She is active in 4C, a National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, and has participated tirelessly on many of its Agency training committees. She is a recipient of the 4C Early Childhood Award and was the first recipient of the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children's Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. In 2007, 4C again recognized Dr. Sciarra's work by naming the 4C library in her honor. Dr. Sciarra has mentored many early childhood educators, including coauthor Anne Dorsey. Together they also wrote LEADERS AND SUPERVISORS IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS (Delmar Cengage Learning). In 2010, Dr. Sciarra and Professor Dorsey were honored with the United Way Impact Award for their work in promoting appropriate early childhood education.

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