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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 […]

From the Inside Out

Paula Jorde Bloom | The quest for excellence begins with an inner quest to discover who we are—our passions, values, talents, personal resources, and even those foibles and annoying habits we might prefer not to acknowledge. Having a better understanding of ourselves is the first step toward achieving a better relationship with others. From the Inside […]

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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