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Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Nancy K. Freeman, Celia A. Decker, John R. Decker

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 1, 2012

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For a course serving prospective and in-service early childhood program administrators


This text provides specific guidance on planning for, implementing, marketing, and evaluating programs serving children from birth through school age.


Designed to be useful for all early childhood administrators, this text includes a balance of research-based statements, implementation strategies, and resources to prompt further investigation.  It aids in the initial planning of early childhood programs and is a source of helpful information after programs are under way. The purpose of this text will be realized when the student makes wiser judgments about planning and administering early childhood programs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Early Care and Education and Program Administration


Constructing the Early Childhood Program’s Framework


Chapter 2: Developing a Vision, Mission, and Program Evaluation

Chapter 3: Understanding Regulations, Accreditation Criteria, and Other Standards of Practice

Chapter 4: Establishing Policies and Procedures


Operationalizing the Early Childhood Program


Chapter 5: Leading and Managing Personnel

Chapter 6: Creating Quality Learning Environments

Chapter 7: Financing and Budgeting

Chapter 8: Marketing Your Child Care and Education Program


Implementing the Children’s Program


Chapter 9: Planning the Children's Program

Chapter 10: Providing Nutrition, Health, and Safety Services

Chapter 11: Assessment: An Essential Component of Effective Early Childhood Programming

Chapter 12: Working with Families and Communities

Chapter 13: Contributing to the Profession


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Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$60.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-284017-0