L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t MAIL U 10 Yorkton Court • St. Paul, MN • 55117-1065FAXT TOLL-FREE: 800-641-0115 OUTSIDE THE U.S.: 651-641-0115 Strategies for Successful Early Childhood Settings PROVE IT! Achieving Quality Recognition for Your Early Childhood Program Rachel Robertson & Miriam Dressler Pursuing third-party endorsements and accreditation is a signifi cant undertaking. Prove It! guides you through the process of preparation, connecting criteria to classroom practices— including health and safety, quality interactions, quality learning opportunities and environments, and diversity—while maintaining high standards of care and quality. Softbound, 304 pgs. #539501-Q $39.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS A GREAT PLACE TO WORKCreating a Healthy Organizational Climate Paula Jorde Bloom, Ann Hentschel & Jill Bella Sharpen your leadership skills and make your center A Great Place to Work. This updated and expanded edition will help you look at how different dimensions of your center—collegiality, opportunities for professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovation—contribute to the quality of work life for your staff. Softbound, 115 pgs. Also See: Best Practices (PAGE 12) PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SCALE Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management Teri N. Talan & Paula Jorde Bloom Measure and rate your center-based or public school program’s administrative quality in 25 vital areas with this research-based scale—from human resource development and fi scal management to program planning and evaluation. Softbound, 80 pgs. #536201-Q $20.95 CD- ROMCD - ROM #708200-Q $21.95 PREPARING FOR DISASTER What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know Cathy Grace & Elizabeth Shores Be prepared for and respond to disasters like fi res, epidemics, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Based on the authors’ experiences working in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, this groundbreaking guide provides forms, worksheets, staff-training workshops, task lists, and helpful insights that every program director needs to be ready for serious situations. Softbound, 128 pgs. #590997-Q $14.95 L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t L e a d e r s h i p / P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t 17 BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION, SECOND EDITION Achieving Center-Based Change Through Staff Development Paula Jorde Bloom Learn how to assess your program’s strengths and areas in need of improvement. This resource examines the dynamics of change within centers and includes an individualized model of staff development. Customizable worksheets and assessment tools are provided on the CD. Softbound, 320 pgs., and CD-ROM. #536301-Q $44.95 “Following these strategies and steps will help center directors achieve success. Best of all, the quality of care for children will be positively impacted, the goal we all strive for.” —Kathie Boe Sr. Director, Quality and Accreditation Knowledge Learning Corporation Pass this catalog around to your staff and have them check their favorites! #999999-Q