Child Care Work Environments: the Relationship with Learning Environments

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Deborah J. Cassidy, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The study explores the relationship between child care program administration, organizational climate, and global quality. The recently developed Program Administration Scale (PAS; Talan & Bloom, 2004) was utilized in the study. Both program administration and organizational climate were found to be positively correlated with preschool classroom global quality. There was also a significant relationship between organizational climate and a language/interaction factor of the ECERS-R. The level of education of the director was related to higher quality administrative practices and not-for-profit centers scored significantly better than for-profit centers did on the PAS. Additionally, a statistically significant relationship between the PAS and the Parents and Staff Subscale of the ITERS-R and ECERS-R was found.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
Education, Early Childhood, Child Care, Teachers, Work Environment

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