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Donna C. Hurley


Donna C. Hurley is a partner in S&D Instructional Services. She was the president of Bethel Child Care Services and executive director of Parents and Children's Educational Services, Inc. She has been delivering training for providers, parents, and home visitors for more than forty years. She holds a master's degree in education, curriculum, and instruction.

Donna C. Hurley's Books

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  • The Home Visitor's Manual: Tools and Strategies for Effective Interactions with Family Child Care Providers

    Authors: Sharon Woodward, Donna C. Hurley
    Product Code: 328201
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-016-0

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    Develop the valuable skills of communication, motivation, and assertiveness to become a more effective home visitor by successfully carrying out your job duties and conveying messages in the most positive and accessible manner. Loaded with tools and strategies to help you build these skills, The Home Visitor's Manual complements your knowledge of topics such as nutrition, regulations, policies, documentation requirements, and child development that helps you teach, support, and encourage providers.

    The Home Visitor's Manual is an ideal reference for:

    • addressing a difficult situation
    • working with a hostile provider
    • motivating an unresponsive provider
    • dealing with an unsafe environment
    • delivering an unpleasant or difficult message

    Softbound, 208 pgs.

    "This manual is very user friendly; it's easy and quick to read, has wonderful case studies and covers a multitude of experience examples that are, unfortunately, familiar to most of us. It reflects the best practices

    NACCRRA promotes during home visits and it reflects a three day training Iowa consultants attended last summer, delivered by Dr. Sue Hegland and Leisia Oestereich from ISU. It's well written and I feel beneficial to all home consultants in our region."
    Jane Dahlhauser
    Regional Child Care Home Consultant

    This handbook is for any professional who visits homes where licensed child care takes place, including licensers, social workers, early intervention professionals, food program monitors, family child care system representatives, Head Start and CDA monitors, and accreditation and environmental rating scale observers. Thirteen modules help home visitors learn important skills, such as good communication techniques, time management, and efficient documentation.

    The authors introduce principles of adult learning, provide guidance on how to motivate others, and offer strategies for developing a personal style of relating that balances respect and sensitivity to the family child care provider with firmness in discussing the provider's role to protect and care for the children. They address the practicality of developing plans for your own personal safety. Each module includes case studies that demonstrate specific skills applied in real-life examples. Useful checklists help the home visitor prepare for and follow up on home visits.

    The authors draw from their extensive experience in licensing family child care providers and conducting training for providers, parents, and home visitors to highlight areas often overlooked in similar handbooks for home visitors—parts of the job that are especially difficult and challenging.

    July 2010 issue of Young Children

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  • Family Child Care Guide to Visits, Inspections, and Interviews

    Authors: Donna C. Hurley, Sharon Woodward
    Product Code: 541266
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-126-6

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    Published by Redleaf Press
    Be prepared for visits from prospective families, licensors, food program representatives, coaches, and other essential parties. Family Child Care Survival Guide to Visits, Inspections, and Interviews is filled with everything needed to successfully host visits, including practical tips, case studies, and checklists. It will help you

    • Set up your program for success
    • Think like a family member
    • Be prepared for visits
    • Communicate effectively
    • Maintain a positive attitude
    • Participate fully in visits
    • Follow up on visits

    Softbound, 144 pgs.

  • The Home Visitor's Manual (e-book): Tools and Strategies for Effective Interactions with Family Child Care Providers

    Authors: Sharon Woodward, Donna C. Hurley
    Product Code: 541921
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-192-1

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    As a home visitor to family child care settings, you face many challenges and deal with a great variety of personalities, environments, and problems—each one as unique as the individual client. Loaded with tools and strategies, this resource presents a variety of skills that will help you meet those challenges and educate, support, and model high-quality standards in family child care.

    Develop effective strategies to safely and successfully perform your family child care home visitor duties whether you are a:

    • Licenser
    • Social worker
    • Early intervention professional
    • Food program monitor
    • Family child care system representative
    • Head Start personnel
    • Child Development Associate (CDA) monitor
    • Accreditation or environmental rating scale observer

    Each module of The Home Visitor's Manual provides an in-depth discussion about the soft skills—such as communication, documentation, time management, and work place safety—you need to handle specific situations that may occur during your visits. Modules include overviews and learning objectives, case studies demonstrating each skill, self-examination activities and checklists to help you prepare for and follow up on visits, and examples to help you apply each home visiting skill.
    208 pgs.

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