Leading text for the market. The book provides a complete and balanced picture of all elements of planning and administering for preschool and early primary programs including coverage on policy, evaluation, managing personnel, financing, record keeping and working with parents. New coverage in this edition on activity centers, safety, establishing goals, serving kids with special needs, and portfolio assessment. Each chapter now also has a section on "Trends and Issues."
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
CELIA A. DECKER has been actively involved in early childhood education for over 30 years. She is currently serving a dual appointment in the Department of Education and Family and Consumer Sciences at Northwestern State University as professor of early childhood education. She is the program coordinator of graduate studies in early childhood education and teaches courses in early childhood education, child development, and dynamics of family relations.
In addition to co-authoring this text, she has published a secondary school/junior college text, "Children: The Early Years," along with the teaching supplements. She has presented papers at national, regional, and state annual meetings of professional associations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, and the Association for Childhood Education International. She does extensive consulting work for Head Start, Even Start, and local school systems.
During her years of teaching as a kindergarten teacher in an inner-city school system and as a college professor, she has received many honors. Dr. Decker has been named to the Who's Who in Child Development Professionals, Who's Who in Personalities of the South, Who's Who in American Women, and the World's Who's Who in Education. In 1994 she was selected as the Outstanding Professor at Northwestern State University. She and her husband are the parents of twin sons in graduate school and a daughter who graduated from college in the spring of 2000.
After graduating from Hutchinson Junior College in Hutchinson, Kansas, JOHN DECKER graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, with a BS in HumanRelations. Following 2 years of military service, he served as a district scout executive for Kau Council, BSA, Kansas City, Kansas. He obtained a teaching certificate from the University of Kansas and taught in two inner-city elementary schools in a large midwestern city. While completing the requirements for his masters and doctoral degrees in Educational Administration, he continued his teaching career at the elementary and college levels, respectively.
Since living in Louisiana, he has taught college classes as an assistant professor of education and has taught elementary school and high school classes in the public schools. He continues to take graduate courses and teaches college courses in the summer sessions as an adjunct professor as needed. He belongs to several organizations in which he gives workshops and speeches. Dr. Decker has been recognized for his 30-year membership in Phi Delta Kappa.From the Back Cover:
Comprehensive Edition is Now More Accessible, Practical, and Relevant
Includes a New Marketing Chapter Written in an accessible style, this new chapter discusses how to cultivate a positive perception of the services offered in a child care center, components of a marketing plan, and how to develop internal and external marketing strategies, including guidelines for creating print media and a Web site.
Chapters Linked to NAEYC Director Competencies. Alignment with NAEYC Director Competencies helps prepare prospective and in-service directors for guiding their programs through NAEYC Accreditation. This knowledge and these skills also prepare directors to satisfy other standards of quality such as states’ Quality Rating Systems and requirements for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.
Pedagogy is Useful for Online or Traditional Courses. Application Activities, within chapters, have students stop and apply material. Reflection items give students practice considering evidence, their own thoughts, and making decisions.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Macmillan USA, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 5th Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11720756
Book Description Prentice Hall PTR. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0023279656I5N00
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2795357790
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2797337564
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. A Hard Back. Book Condition: Good, Maybe Very Good. timy soiled spot on side. And Not Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 303309
Book Description Macmillan USA, 1991. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0023279656-2-4
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0023279656
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8908495
Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 5th. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0023279656