Positive school climate

School climate is the conditions of the physical and learning environments in a program/school and has an impact on how children grow and learn. School climate is broad and can have many parts. A positive program/school climate can be created when a program/school does the following:

  • Positively supports children’s achievement, learning, engagement, and development
  • Uses supportive discipline
  • Has a safe physical environment
  • Values and builds relationships based on respect, trust, and caring in the school and in the community.[1]

[1] (National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2016)


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