Understanding, Managing, and Leading: Early Childhood Programs in Canada, 1st Edition
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Understanding, Managing and Leading: Early Childhood Programs in Canada will introduce you to the main types of services and programs that employ members of the early childhood workforce. It provides information on the different forms of provision, supply, cost and funding arrangements, program delivery, regulatory requirements, quality, system and policy issues. While the primary focus of the book is on the part of the sector that works in regulated child care, a number of other early childhood programs and services will be described.The book’s 10 chapters are divided into three sections: Understanding Early Childhood programs; Managing Early Childhood programs; and Leadership in Early Childhood programs.Overall, Understanding, Managing and Leading teaches how to create the best facility for the child, parent and worker.
- Three types of boxed inserts: 1. "From the Past" Historical examples that provide insight in today's practices 2. "Beyond Our Borders" International examples that complement or contrast with practices in Canadian early childhood settings 3. "Innovations" Selected examples that illustrate a unique or exemplary practice.
- Sample forms and procedures: Found in the appendix, they support the material in Section 2 and are set up around a hypothetical early childhood program.
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Table of Contents
- SECTION ONE: UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
- Chapter 1: The Purpose of Early Childhood Programs
- Chapter 2: Public Policy Context
- Chapter 3: About Quality
- SECTION TWO: MANAGING EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
- Chapter 4: Governance
- Chapter 5: Operations
- Chapter 6: Human Resources
- Chapter 7: Financial Management
- SECTION THREE: LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDOOD PROGRAMS
- Chapter 8: Vision and Action
- Chapter 9: Continuous Learning
- Chapter 10: Advocating for Children, Families and Communities
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