Create a larger vision in your child care program and perform your job as a center director with motivation and creativity. Early childhood leaders Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, and Luz Casio provide inspiration and support in this newly updated edition of The Visionary Director. The third edition reflects new requirements and initiatives in early childhood programs adds QR Code access links with short video stories and print resources that further illuminate the ideas under consideration has a stronger focus on creating an organizational culture that is shaped by more diverse perspectives with an anti-racist, anti-bias, equity lens updates content to address current early childhood education trends and leadership for an expanded definition of quality 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.
About the Author
Margie Carter has worked as a preschool, kindergarten, and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, child care director, and college instructor. She received her BS in Education from Northwestern University and her MA in Human Development and Leadership from Pacific Oaks College. Born in Durango, Mexico, Luz Maria Casio divides her time between directing the Refugee and Immigrant Family Center Bilingual Preschool (RIFC), consulting, training, adult instruction as adjunct Faculty at Highline College. She has over 18 years of experience as a preschool teacher, program supervisor, mentor teacher, and executive director in Seattle, Washington. She has a BA Human Development, MA organizational change, and Dual Language Pedagogy, and a PhD in Christian Counseling. Deb Curtis has spent the last 40 years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs. She holds an MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College.