This course will focus on the skills and sensitivities necessary in professional supervision, a critical aspect of leading an early childhood program. Specific standards and procedures will be discussed for the hiring and releasing of staff as well as clinical supervision and formative evaluation methods. Corresponding appropriate professional development methods will be considered that are responsive to interests as well as needs of staff members, and which are responsive to the mission of the school. Challenges and benefits specific to early childhood settings regarding staffing, such as working with organizational priorities, recruitment and retention, and staff development will be included. Each student will develop a supervisory program model that corresponds to the direction and needs of his/her school. This course will take place on-line in Spring A: January 2- February 26.
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- Bloom, P. J., Bella, J., Hentschel, A., (2010. A Great Place to Work: Creating a Healthy Organizational Climate. Minnesota: Red Leaf Press
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- Albrecht, K. (2015). The Right Fit: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff Paperback. Minnesota: Red Leaf Press
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