Early childhood educators have always been superheroes. In addition to parents and caregivers, they are tasked with the single most important role in a child’s early development and education: introducing the roadmap for life. The work every early childhood superhero like you does is some of the most rewarding in education, but can also be the most stressful. There is a great deal of pressure placed squarely on your shoulders. Long before the relentless storm of the pandemic and social and global unrest, early childhood educators were experiencing high levels of stress and burnout. Clearly, our superheroes need support too.
Before you can help children deal with their stress, you also must learn how to cope with stress yourself and the feelings that accompany it.Dr. Donna Housman
In Even Superheroes Need Support: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Early Childhood Educators, available soon, we take an in-depth look at the #1 issue facing early childhood educators: stress and burnout. We dive deep into what stress and burnout consist of and what we can do to best manage them.
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This free eBook, produced in partnership with Housman Institute, will dive into proven techniques to mitigate stress and burnout, including:
- Reflective journaling
- Physiological regulation techniques