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The relationship between child care program administration, organizational climate, and global quality

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joanna K. Hansen (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Deborah J Cassidy

Abstract: "The current study explores the relationship between child care program administration, organizational climate, and global quality. The newly developed Program Administration Scale (PAS; Talan & Bloom, 2005) was utilized in the study. Both program administration and organizational climate were found to be positively correlated with preschool classroom global quality. There was a significant relationship between organizational climate and a language/interaction factor of the ECERS-R. Director education was related to higher quality administrative practices and not-for-profit centers scored significantly better than for-profit centers. Additionally, a relationship between the PAS and the Parents and Staff Subscale was found. Based on this finding, it is recommended that research and Quality Rating Systems using the Environment Rating Scales incorporate the Parents and Staff Subscale in final scores. Discussion including policy implications of the current findings and future research is included."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
child care program, administration, organizational climate, global quality, Program Administration Scale (PAS; Talan & Bloom, 2005), education, preschool
Subjects
Day care centers--Administration
Preschool teachers--United States
Child care workers--United States