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Create a larger vision in your child care program and perform your job as a center director with motivation and creativity. Early childhood leaders Margie Carter and Deb Curtis provide inspiration and support as you put your dreams and goals into action.

Updated and revised to reflect current best practices, this second edition of The Visionary Director reflects new requirements and initiatives in early childhood programs. You will find a concrete framework for approaching and organizing your work, as well as principles, strategies, and self-directed activities to support your vision for building a strong learning community for your staff and the young children in their care.

With ideas, direction, and encouragement, The Visionary Director provides:

  • A vision of early childhood programs in the twenty-first century
  • A synopsis of “systems thinking” and how it pertains to developing the culture of your program
  • Stories from center directors and how they brought their visions to life
  • Detailed examples of how to translate your values into innovative practices for your center
  • Summaries of promising initiatives around the country
  • A list of recommended resources to support your journey

336 pages

About Deb Curtis

Deb Curtis has spent the past 40 years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs. She is the coauthor of numerous professional learning books with Margie Carter, including The more..

Margie Carter has worked as a preschool, kindergarten and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor. She received her B.S. in more..