Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding the dynamics of organizational change in early care and education settings. It helps administrators move beyond a “quick fix” notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for organizational analysis and action. The book details a comprehensive method for assessing program strengths and areas in need of improvement. The heart of this approach is an individualized model of supervision and staff development. Woven throughout the text are numerous vignettes connecting the concepts to real-life situations experienced by early childhood administrators.
From the aspiring or new director to the most seasoned and experienced administrator, this book has something in it for everyone. Blueprint for Action is the most comprehensive book of its kind, providing both a theoretical rationale and practical suggestions for embedding continuous quality improvement into the fabric of organizational life. It includes 26 assessment tools and 12 worksheets that directors can adapt for use in their own programs.
2015, 310 pages, soft cover, perfect bound, 9 x 12, ISBN: 9780982708248