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Leading an Early Childhood Center Can Feel Like a Delicate Balance

New Resource Book Examines Real-World Issues Experienced at Actual Child-Care Centers

A child-care program director must wear many hats and multitask daily.  In this incredibly important and rewarding job, there are times when a program director may feel alone or like they are the only ones experiencing challenging situations.

The Early Childhood Director’s Guide to Solving Everyday Challenges, a new resource book written by Thomasa Bond, EdD, examines real-world issues experienced at actual child-care centers.  Drawing on her years as a child-care licensing consultant and her extensive personal experience as a director, Bond describes scenarios and shares positive resolutions to these situations. Whenever possible, it offers the perspectives of the director, teacher, and parents. 

“This book is a resource that I wish I had had when I was first promoted to the program director position,” says Bond. “At the time, I thought I was fully prepared to handle the new position. I can laugh about that now, because I had no idea what the program director position actually involved.  I literally learned on the job and made mistakes along the way.  My hope is that this book will help new and current program directors to avoid some of the mistakes that I have made and witnessed.”

Designed to provide current and future early childhood program directors a solid foundation for managing staff and successfully operating a center, this comprehensive guide is chock full of organizational tips and tools to help directors become productive and successful leaders.   Discover how to avoid mistakes, oversights, accidents, and incidents as much as possible through with effective policies, procedures, and training.

The Early Childhood Director’s Guide to Solving Everyday Challenges ($39.95, 216 pages, 8.5”x11”, paperback, ISBN 978-0-87659-935-8) by Thomasa Bond, EdD, will be available in July 2022 from Gryphon House. Dr. Bond is available for media inquiries. Digital review copies may be requested through Edelweiss.

Thomasa Bond, EdD, has more than 14 years of experience as a child-care licensing consultant and 30 years in early childhood education.  She earned her doctorate in organizational leadership and works with program directors to help them build safe centers that provide quality learning environments for children.

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books designed to help early childhood educators and families with children from birth through age understand and successfully apply today’s theories and best practices of early education.

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