CLASS Environment™

Improve your learning environment and focus on the learning setting elements that matter.

Create an environment that fuels quality interactions.

Research has proven that meaningful interactions are key to promoting children’s learning and development. For years, CLASS® has been the leading system for measuring and improving those key interactions. And now, with CLASS Environment™, you can measure and improve the specific elements of an environment that matter most for supporting those interactions.

A more efficient and effective way to drive quality improvements.

Focused Measurement
Reduce the amount of elements being measured by focusing on the ones that matter the most in supporting interactions.
Data Collection
Streamline your data collection and capture quality data at the same time, in the same place, and generate comprehensive reports.
OnDemand PD
Observers, teachers, coaches and administrators can access professional development courses and support at their fingertips.
Powered by CLASS®
CLASS® Environment is organized and anchored in the CLASS® domains, driving improvements in what really matters, teacher-child interactions.

Build a shared definition of quality learning environments.

CLASS Environment offers a cost-effective, streamlined, and comprehensive program to measure and improve the features of Infant-Toddler and Pre-K–K learning environments that matter most for supporting effective interactions between educators and children.

CLASS Environment Observer Training is a 5-hour self-paced online training for observers to:
  • Discover CLASS Environment and how the learning setting supports effective interactions
  • Prepare to use the CLASS Environment™ as an observation tool and assign scores for each item accurately
  • Earn 0.5 CEUs upon completion

Create Educator Confidence

CLASS Environment Overview for Educators is a 3-hour self-paced online training for educators to:
  • Explore what CLASS Environment™ measures and how the environment can support effective interactions
  • Discover how to connect environmental supports to meaningful interactions across daily practices
  • Build knowledge for how to enhance their own environment that fosters quality interactions 
  • Earn 0.3 CEUs upon completion
  • Now available in Spanish!

Take a holistic approach to supporting child outcomes.

Anchored in the research-based domains of the CLASS tool, CLASS Environment is built to:

  • Measure the type, not quantity, of environmental elements that support meaningful interactions
  • Support Infant-Toddler, and Pre-K-K educators in creating effective learning environments
  • Strengthen quality of children’s educational experiences

Measure quality with one system.

Used alongside the CLASS® tool, CLASS Environment™ is designed to:

  • Observe key elements of the environment that impact what really matters, teacher-child interactions
  • Minimize total observation time and decrease disruptions by pairing interaction and environment observations together
  • Collect data points that paint a comprehensive picture of quality

Dig into the Details

Watch the recorded product demonstration to learn more about CLASS Environment™, see examples from the Manual, and learn more about how to incorporate CLASS Environment™ into your current continuous improvement efforts. 

Help each and every child reach their full potential.

Research has proven that meaningful interactions promote children’s development and learning. Strengthen those key interactions by leveraging the power of your learning environment.