Presentation on theme: "The Director: A Broad View"— Presentation transcript:
1The Director: A Broad View Chapter 1The Director: A Broad View
2Child Care in the United States: A Brief History Child Care TrendsModern day reality
3ManagementA successful program includes learning how to run a business.Use management software for maximum efficiency.Maintain a balanced budget.Establish marketing and public relations strategies.Know and implement licensing standards.
4Management-Continued Be aware of legal issues.Develop a work plan.Identify strengths and weakness.
5LeadershipLeadership is setting a direction or vision for a group to follow.The five “C’s” of leadership are:CharacterCaringCommitmentConfidenceCommunication
6Leadership-Continued To lead or to manage?Differences between what leaders and managers do.
7OrganizationDelegating responsibilities is necessary in order to accomplish all the tasks required of a director.Time must be used efficiently: Set priorities, plan ahead for emergencies, use a computer for record keeping.Both short-and long-term planning are important for the smooth operation of a facility.
8CommunicationVerbal messages are sometimes misunderstood or not heard.Nonverbal messages (facial expressions, movements, eye contact, distance) are subtle communications and are not always noticed by everyone.
9Communication-Continued Prevent problems in communication by:Knowing what you want to convey.Considering when to convey the message.Allowing enough time for feedback.Deciding where the message is to be given.Deciding how to present the message.Doing a follow-up, if necessary.
10Communication-Continued Part of being an effective communicator is the ability to listen while others speak.Written reports are required for some kinds of messages:Reports concerning finances: cash flow, budgets.Newsletters for parents.Memos or notices when changes are to take placeLetters to give positive reinforcement.
11Ethical PracticesThere is a need for guideline to help in difficult situations.NAEYC Code of Ethical ConductResponsibility to childrenResponsibility to familiesResponsibility to colleaguesResponsibilities to community and society
12Professional Development Directors go through several career stages:SurvivalCompetence buildingEnthusiastic and growingCareer frustrationsReflective and inspiringCareer winding down
13Professional Development-Continued Administrative CredentialThere is a need for an administrative credential.The state of Illinois has developed the credential.Associate degree for Level IBaccalaureate degree for Level IIMaster’s degree or other advanced degree for Level III
14The Director’s Evaluation Self-assessment is important.Assessment tools include an evaluation sheet or rating scale.
15The Director’s Relation to Boards of Directors Board type and composition.Board duties.Corporations and the chain of command.