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The child care director's complete guide : what you need to manage and lead

Author: Christine A Schmidt
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Use this step-by-step guide to becoming an effective and successful child care director or administrator in today's early childhood education environment. With interviews gathered from program thirty-two directors across the country, this book is a comprehensive guide to becoming the best director you can be. Combined with current research and best practices you will find realistic real-time solutions to address
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Schmidt, Christine A.
Child care director's complete guide.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017014670
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine A Schmidt
ISBN: 9781605544922 1605544922
OCLC Number: 959036661
Notes: Cover title.
Description: xiii, 176 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 WALKING ON A NEW PATH --
ch. 1 Understanding Your New Role --
Job Descriptions --
Understanding Deadlines --
Delegation --
ch. 2 Leadership --
Leadership Skills --
Changing Perceptions and Establishing Credibility --
ch. 3 Outlining New Expectations --
Financial Review --
Reviewing Rules, Regulations, and Policies --
Professional Development --
Organization History --
Classroom and Programming Observations --
ch. 4 Working with Boards --
Board of Directors --
Parent Advisory Board --
ch. 5 Effective Communication --
Emotions --
Engagement --
Body Language --
ch. 6 Marketing --
Understanding Your Customers --
Understanding Your Competitors --
Developing a Marketing Plan --
Creating Written Materials --
Community Involvement --
Why Marketing Is Important --
ch. 7 Balancing Work and Home --
Planning Your Day --
Keeping Work at Work --
Coping with Stress --
pt. 2 DOWN TO THE NITTY-GRITTY --
ch. 8 Budgeting --
Types of Budgets Note continued: Understanding Expenditures --
Staffing Costs --
Building Costs --
Equipment Costs --
Office Supply Costs --
Program Material Costs --
Learning Material Costs --
Transportation Costs --
Insurance Costs --
Accreditation Costs --
Long-Term Capital Projects --
ch. 9 Understanding Revenue --
Grants --
In-Kind Donations --
Quality Rating and Improvement System --
Federal Child Care Subsidy --
Child and Adult Care Food Program --
Fee for Service --
pt. 3 FINDING THE RIGHT STAFF --
ch. 10 Hiring --
Your Staffing Needs --
The Job Application --
The Interview --
Interviewing Dos and Don'ts --
Checking References --
Effective Orientation --
ch. 11 Empowering Staff --
Developing Ownership --
Establishing Accountability --
ch. 12 Handbooks --
ch. 13 Evaluations, Retention, and Dismissals --
Evaluations --
Staff Retention --
Dismissals --
pt. 4 PROGRAM QUALITY ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS --
ch. 14 Assessment and Accreditation Tools Note continued: A Program Assessment System (APAS) --
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) --
Council on Accreditation (COA) Standards --
Environment Rating Scales --
Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA) --
Preschool Program Quality Assessment (Preschool PQA) --
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation --
National Early Childhood Program (NECPA) Accreditation --
Program Administration Scale (PAS), Second Edition --
Quality Assurance System (QAS) --
Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation (CHELLO) and Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) --
ch. 15 Inspections --
Building, Health, and Fire Inspections --
ADA Accessibility Requirements --
Licensing Requirements --
ch. 16 Income Taxes and Payroll Deductions --
Organizational Income Taxes --
Employee Income Taxes and Other Payroll Deductions.
Responsibility: Christine A Schmidt.

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