||Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs, Ninth Edition, is build on the conviction that thoughtful planning and administration are essential to the success of early childhood programs. The authors' main priority is to present the rationale for thoughtful planning and administration. The more administrators know about factors influencing quality programs, the better equipped they will be to plan and administer their own high quality programs. With that in mind, this text addresses all aspects of program administration, taking readers from the earliest stages of planning the facility and identifying the program's goals, through program implementation and evaluation. It is a practical and readable resource intended for students of program administaration as well as practicing program administrators. Both groups will find the book to be a resource that will ensure their success in thier chosen field. Each chapter includes practical Application Activities and refers readers to authoratative websites that enhance and elaborate on topical discussions. Two new co-authors bring additional insights and experience in developing and directing child development centers. Covering a range of topics from developing a mission statement, to financing and budgeting, to furnishing and design, this is a truly comprehensive volume on planning and maintaining a successful early childhood care center.