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Program Administration Scale (PAS) 2nd. Ed.

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | Research consistently finds that high-quality administrative practices are crucial for ensuring beneficial results for children and families.  This valuable tool includes 25 items clustered in 10 subscales, which measure both leadership and management functions of center-based early care and education programs. The PAS can be used in […]

The Business Administration Scale (BAS) for Family Child Care

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | Family child care providers who utilize effective business and professional practices are more likely to provide a high-quality learning environment and interact more sensitively with children. The Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable instrument for measuring and improving the overall quality […]

Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar (BAS)

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | La Escala de la Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar (BAS) es la primera herramienta válida y confiable para medir y mejorar la calidad total de negocios y prácticas profesionales en los programas de cuidado de niños en el hogar. La BAS […]

Blueprint for Action 2nd. Ed.

Paula Jorde Bloom | Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding early childhood centers as organizations and how change takes place in programs. The book was designed to help directors move beyond a “quick fix” notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for program analysis and action. It details a comprehensive method […]

Inspiring Peak Performance

Paula Jorde Bloom, Ann Hentschel, Jill Bella | Imagine what your program would look like if it were a true professional learning community—a place where teachers saw each new day as an opportunity to expand their competence and confidence and support one another in moving toward a shared vision of program excellence. Envision what your […]

A Great Place to Work

Paula Jorde Bloom, Ann Hentschel, Jill Bella | Early childhood program administrators often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their center, but they lack specific feedback on just what the different areas of the organization contribute to those impressions. This updated and expanded edition of an NAEYC […]

Circle of Influence 2nd. Ed.

Paula Jorde Bloom As the director of an early childhood program, you are in a unique position to influence the decision-making policies and practices at your center. In this book you’ll learn that participative management is both a philosophy and a set of behaviors that define your interactions with people. You’ll explore techniques for managing […]

Leadership in Action

Paula Jorde Bloom | Leadership begins in the head and heart. It is a way of thinking about yourself and the vital role you play in your early childhood program. This book dispels the myth that there is one best leadership style that all directors should emulate. It will help you understand the subtle but […]

Making the Most of Meetings

Paula Jorde Bloom | Meetings are the glue that holds early childhood organizations together. Whether it’s a weekly staff meeting, a monthly parent meeting, or an annual board meeting, directors rely on meetings as the primary vehicle for communicating information, identifying and solving problems, and making new decisions and modifying old ones. There is no […]

The Right Fit

Kay Albrecht | Well-trained and experienced staff are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. Yet, every director knows that finding those teachers is a huge challenge. Skills in recruitment, interviewing, screening, selecting, and orienting new teachers are ones that every director needs. This book breaks down the recruitment, selection, and […]

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