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ERIC Number: EJ929651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Child Care Work Environments: The Relationship with Learning Environments
Lower, Joanna K.; Cassidy, Deborah J.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v22 n2 p189-204 2007
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. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina