This new, full-color text explains what prospective directors need to do to start a child care program in their community. Steps are given in an easy-to-follow question and answer format. The second part of the text focuses on the management tasks required to operate a successful program and the development of leadership and organizational skills. Director's Dilemmas , which appear throughout the text, describe real-life situations that require the reader to identify and develop management strategies for dealing with the situation.
-- Includes many sample forms that can be used in the administration of a child care center.
-- Describes center organization, programming, staffing, and budgeting.
-- Provides information on the many types of sponsorship and sources of funds, as well as how to write a proposal and select a site.
-- Covers NAEYC accreditation standards, licensing, and program evaluation.