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The Workplace Environment

14 Clock Hours / 1.4 CEUs

The Workplace Environment
The Work Place Environment Course Description:

This course is designed for directors and other supervisors. 

Learn ways to promote a pleasant, happy environment in your early childhood facility to enhance staff effectiveness and children's learning. Includes sections on the influence of administrators' attitudes and actions on workplace quality; strategies for preventing and remedying problems; preparing for difficult situations; and compensation issues. Also includes a step-by-step process for helping employees cope with change and helpful forms to use with substitute teachers. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered. 

Learning Outcomes: After completing The Workplace Environment you will be able to describe ways that administrators’ attitudes and actions influence the attitudes and actions of staff members; identify reasons and strategies for promoting harmonious staff relationships; identify characteristics of effective staff supervision; explain how you will (or already do) apply four of Caplow’s Principles of Supervision in your work as an early childhood facility director; and explain what substitutes should expect when they come to work for the first time. Read more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
WPE-13N9 CourseBook English141.4 $52.00
WPE-23N9 Online Course English141.4 $52.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in The Work Place Environment:
  • Ways to create and maintain a positive workplace environment and promote harmonious staff relationships
  • How administrators' attitudes and actions contribute directly to the quality of the workplace environment
  • Ways that administrators influence the attitudes and actions of staff members
  • Suggestions for effective staff supervision
  • Some common problem situations that can threaten the harmony of the workplace environment
  • Strategies that administrators can use to prevent or remedy common problem situations that can threaten the harmony of the workplace environment
  • Problems relating to staff compensation
  • How fair and equitably administered compensation systems can improve staff morale, performance, and commitment and contribute to a positive workplace environment
  • Detailed suggestions for designing and implementing a fair and equitable compensation system
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Course Multiple Choice Quiz and Short Essay Assignments.

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on original Care Courses certificates of completion mailed through the US Post Office. All course formats receive an original mailed certificate. Once you have completed a course and submitted your answers to us you can expect to receive your certificate within 10 business days (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).

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