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Leadership and Management in the Early Years - A practical guide to building confident leadership skills

ISBN: 9781921613777
Code: TS0137


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This book has been written for all leaders and aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings. It brings together current research and effective practice to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to motivate and get the best from your team, identify and develop your personal leadership style and clarify your vision for quality.

The National Quality Framework recognises the importance of strong and effective leadership to build quality programs for children and families. It requires all early childhood education and care programs to have access to a nominated educational leader to lead the development of the curriculum and ensure the establishment of clear goals and expectations for teaching and learning.

This book:

  • takes a common sense approach to leadership that you can apply to your everyday practice
  • supports you in setting realistic but challenging goals and solving problems creatively
  • includes chapters on the reflective leader, the importance of vision, building a team, supervision, and change and action planning

It is an essential resource for all leaders and managers working in early years settings.

Jane Cook has 25 years of experience as a leader and is currently managing director of Linden Learning. Liz Rouse is a lecturer in early childhood education at Deakin University.

Pages: 80 | Ages: 0-5 | Published: February 2014

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About the Authors

Janet Cooper is a qualified and registered speech and language therapist. During the past 21 years, she has worked at improving young children’s communication, speech and language in a variety of settings. In 2004 she set up Stoke Speaks Out, a multi-agency programme aimed at tackling the high incidence of speech and language difficulties identified in Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom. Through the programme she has contributed to a marked improvement in children’s outcomes in the city. Janet also works as an early language consultant and has written articles for early years publications and regularly presents at conferences.

Liz Rouse is a lecturer in early childhood education at Deakin University.

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