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The Influence of Center Climate on Teachers’ Emotional Support of Children

Research suggests that emotional support improves children’s academic and social development. Children in classrooms characterized by emotionally supportive teachers and environments are less likely to exhibit problem behaviors, negative affect, and aggression. Research also suggests the organizational climate of early childhood programs affects overall program quality. A recent study by Katherine Zinsser and Timothy Curby […]

Crosswalk of the ECWES and the PAS

The Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES) measures the collective perceptions of staff on ten dimensions of organizational climate (collegiality, professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovativeness). The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is a valid and reliable instrument designed to measure the leadership and management practices in center-based […]

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