McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Publications

Document Type

Executive Summary

Publication Date

Winter 2-25-2008


The child care industry has long struggled with poor working conditions, low wages, a lack of benefits, and low status, all contributing to an unstable and undereducated workforce. Research has shown that the ability to recruit and retain qualified teachers is impacted not only by wages and benefits, but the quality of the work environment. There has been little empiracal research, however, on the relationship between program administration and global quality? What is the relationship between organizational climate and global quality? What is the relationship between a program's administrative practices and staffs' perceptions of organizational climate? These questions were the focus of a recently published study, "Child Care Work Environments: The Relationship with Learning Environments," by researchers Lower and Cassidy.

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