Publication Date: November 19, 2006
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Every early care and education program deserves a qualified and competent supervisor. This pioneering text continues to address the special needs of administrators and staff to help them expand and improve their supervisory skills. The first to provide guidelines and practical suggestions for staff training and development in early childhood settings, this classic volume is still the best choice for those supervising staff from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds. In this twentieth anniversary edition, updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in the field, you’ll find:
Praise for Previous Editions!
“Specific strategies are offered not only on how to design and implement staff development, but also on how a supervisor can continue to improve her or his own skills.” —Young Children
“The authors present practical guidelines for supervisors on the job or in training to work with teachers in day care centers, nursery schools, Head Start programs, school kindergartens, or the primary grades." —Journal of Curriculum & Supervision
“This thorough publication…should be a welcome addition to the school management collection of both the professor and practitioner.” —Educational Leadership
Joseph J. Caruso is Professor Emeritus of Education, Framingham State College, Massachusetts. M. Temple Fawcett is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
“We have successfully used this text for years to train those interested in becoming Mentors to newcomers to the early childhood field. I am pleased that the new edition places additional emphasis on viewing staff recruitment, development, and evaluation as a continuum of professional growth.”
Linda Olivenbaum, Director, California Early Childhood Mentor Program
“A valuable resource for both new and experienced supervisors. This book captures the unique aspects of supervision in the early childhood setting like no other.”
—Susan Washburn, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA