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  • Management in Early Childhood Education 3/e
  • Meier C, Marais P
  • ISBN: 9780627035326
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627035333
  • 388 Pages | Published: 2017

Since 1994, there have been few attempts to address the theoretical and practical foundations of effective management in early childhood education (ECE) and the Foundation Phase in South African schools, yet the survival and success of ECE centres and schools depends on the ability of education managers to meet the needs of the children/learners, educators, parents and the community. Management in early childhood education provides a comprehensive overview of the management of ECE centres for children from birth to nine years old.

This book is a resource and reference guide which includes, amongst others, Internet sources and templates such as inventories, financial planning, parents’ newsletters and agendas of staff meetings. It focuses especially on the South African context by referring to appropriate examples and scenarios of real-life situations in this country as well as the newly introduced Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). It also offers practical applications for the many theoretical frameworks in South African schools. All the chapters in this third edition have been updated, and each one begins with learning outcomes and key terms.

Management in early childhood education is aimed at student teachers, educators, administrators and child caregivers.

Since January 2015 I have been running an early childhood development centre. After discovering this valuable book, my behaviour, my management style and my school setup have changed for the better. Parents and staff have also noticed the positive changes. It is clear that the children at my centre are benefiting from it. The process is holistic and comprehensive, and it has enabled me to assess the teacher, the teaching and the learner. I love this book: it is easy to understand; easy to follow, and easy to implement the instructions.

Rakgadi Johannah Senyane-Makola

Mmasenyane Children’s World ECD


Section A Early Childhood Education and its management

Chapter 1 Education management in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 2 Programmes and institutions for Early Childhood Education

Chapter 3 Early Childhood Education and the law

Section B Managing human resources

Chapter 4 Managing staff in the education of young children

Chapter 5 Managing learners in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 6 Managing differences in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 7 Managing parent partnerships in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 8 Management committees in Early Childhood Education

Section C Managing quality child care

Chapter 9 Managing the learning environment in Early Childhood Education centres

Chapter 10 Managing health, safety and equipment in Early Childhood Education


Section D Managing administration

Chapter 11 Managing finances

Chapter 12 Managing administration in Early Childhood Education

Section E Establishing an Early Childhood Education centre

Chapter 13 Establishing an Early Childhood Education centre





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