The Relationship between Organizational Climate and Classroom Quality

Organizational theorists refer to the unique atmosphere that characterizes each setting as its organizational climate. Organizational climate is made up of the collective perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, and values of the individuals in a work setting. In other words, it is the global perception of the quality of work life in an organization. While several studies have explored changes in the organizational climate in early childhood settings as the result of focused quality-improvement interventions, fewer investigations have explored the relationship between a center’s work climate and classroom quality.