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Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, 8th Edition

  • Dorothy June Sciarra, Ed.D
  • Anne G. Dorsey
  • Ellen Lynch
  • Shauna Adams
  • ISBN-10: 1111833389
  • ISBN-13: 9781111833381
  • 464 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This text is used primarily at the community college level, but also in 4-year institutions, for the ECE Administration course. This text was written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to enter the administrative aspects of the field. The text is a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. Readers are introduced to a total range of administrative demands in different types of early childhood education centers.

Features

  • The eighth edition of Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program presents completely updated and expanded content. In the following discussion we present the major revisions to both the text as a whole as well as those for each chapter.

  • A new chapter addressing administrator concerns and issues related to curriculum has been added.

  • Student learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter have been revised.

  • Relevant NAEYC Standards have been provided at the beginning of each chapter and the NAEYC icon within the text indicates where content related to the standards is addressed.

  • A standards correlation chart has been added inside the front and back covers of the text to highlight which standards are covered in each chapter.

About the Author

Dorothy June Sciarra, Ed.D

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.

Anne G. Dorsey

Anne G. Dorsey is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. She began her ECE career working in the Child Life Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Three sons later, she taught both preschool and college courses while attending graduate school. Locally, Professor Dorsey served on the Committee of Management of YMCA Child Development and continues to serve on the UC Early Learning Center Board, the Promoting Resilient Children Advisory Board, and the SPARK Advisory Board of the Children's Home. She was a member of the NAEYC Ethics Panel, the NAEYC Professional Practice Panel, and the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children Board. Professor Dorsey visited many colleges and universities as a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners. As a strong supporter of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, she served as secretary, program chair, president, and editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education in its very early format, and served as president of the NAECTE Foundation. She received the OAEYC Teacher Education Award and the NAECTE Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award.

Ellen Lynch

Ellen M. Lynch is associate professor of early childhood education at the University of Cincinnati. Her doctorate is in special education with a focus on early childhood special education. She has been active in local and state early childhood organizations, including the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC), for which she served as chair of the Children with Special Needs Committee; the state Board of Directors; and the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Additionally, she served as president of the Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Early Childhood Programs. Dr. Lynch's current scholarly interests include engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and exploring the use of technology to support learning among preservice teachers. She is both an editor and reviewer for several problem-based learning journals. She has presented widely at local, state, national, and international levels on a variety of aspects of teaching young children, teacher education, and best practices for teaching in higher education.

Shauna Adams

Shauna M. Adams (Ph.D., Early Childhood and Special Education, University of Cincinnati) is an associate professor of early childhood at the University of Dayton, where she also serves as the executive director of the Center for Early Learning. Dr. Adams has taught graduate and undergraduate students in such courses as child development, preschool methods, primary methods and, early childhood advocacy, research, and leadership. As director of the Center for Early Learning, Dr. Adams promotes opportunities for the Bombeck Family Learning Center to serve pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals as a demonstration school and forum for professional development. She also advocates for children and families by serving on local and state committees that support quality early care and education and serves the University's mission by providing support for Catholic Early Childhood programming. Dr. Adams became immersed in early care and education through her work with the Bombeck Family Learning Center and has established partnerships with Head Start, Public School Preschool, Early Care and Education, and a variety of agencies that support young children and families. She worked with community partners to develop the University of Dayton's online Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy programs. She is also the lead author of the ACCESS Curriculum and has produced articles, conducted presentations, developed websites, and pursued other outlets to share this curriculum with the field of early care and education.

Table of Contents

1. The Working Director.
2. Assessing Community Need and Establishing a Program.
3. Licensing and Certification.
4. Organizing Center Structure and Working with a Board.
5. Handling Financial Matters.
6. Funding the Program.
7. Developing a Center Facility.
8. Equipping the Center.
9. Staffing the Center.
10. Recruiting Children.
11. Supporting Quality Curriculum.
12. Managing the Food and the Health and Safety Programs.
13. Working with Families, Volunteers, and the Community.
14. Providing for Personal and Professional Staff Development.
15. Evaluating Center Components.
16. Marketing the Program.

New to this edition

  • The eighth edition of Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program presents completely updated and expanded content. In the following discussion we present the major revisions to both the text as a whole as well as those for each chapter.
  • A new chapter addressing administrator concerns and issues related to curriculum has been added.
  • Student learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter have been revised.
  • Relevant NAEYC Standards have been provided at the beginning of each chapter and the NAEYC icon within the text indicates where content related to the standards is addressed.
  • A standards correlation chart has been added inside the front and back covers of the text to highlight which standards are covered in each chapter.
  • Updated and expanded Try It Out! end-of-chapter activities have been provided to give students' opportunities to apply what they have learned.
  • New TeachSource Video Vignettes have been integrated into chapters to provide additional background information as well as to illustrate best practices.
  • Photographs, references and websites have been revised and updated.
  • The Appendices have been completely updated and expanded. Additions include the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs, the NAEYC Program Administrator Definition and Competencies and the NAEYC Accreditation Standards for Early Childhood Programs.
  • Completely updated and expanded online materials and resources, including Expanding Your Learning exercises, challenge students to "dig deeper" as they learn and apply content.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program  (ISBN-10: 1133525490 | ISBN-13: 9781133525493)

This text is used primarily at the community college level, but also in 4-year institutions, for the ECE Administration course. This text was written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to enter the administrative aspects of the field. The text is a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. Readers are introduced to a total range of administrative demands in different types of early childhood education centers.

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program  (ISBN-10: 1133525490 | ISBN-13: 9781133525493)

Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Eighth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. In this thoroughly updated Eighth Edition, authors Sciarra, Dorsey,Lynch and Adams provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including a brand new chapter on curriculum funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program and purchasing equipment; working with children and parents; accrediting and licensing an early childhood center; and carrying out program evaluation.

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Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.