How to Grow your ECE Community [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chat with Cori Berg about how to maintain and grow your ECE community during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on each other for support, encouragement, and energy.

Cori shares her strategies on protecting your own mental health, supporting your team in a meaningful way and what professional development looks like during a global pandemic and beyond.

🎤 Our Special Guest

Cori Berg
Cori Berg – Executive Director at Hope Day School, ECE from the Heart

Cori Berg is an Early Childhood Education specialist who has served the field as a teacher, director, advocate, and trainer for over 25 years.  She is most widely known for her work on resilience in supporting teams.  She can be found at ECE from the Heart on FB where she has support resources for schools in the pandemic.

🧪 Key Learning Outcomes

  • Listen to support – Taking care of each other starts with listening! Support looks different for everyone. The pandemic has shown us that we have to re-learn how to give and take with each other.
  • Working with others is just as important as working on you – When looking at professional development, think 50% external (how can you improve your team), 50% internal (how can you improve yourself). With this mindset, you’ll see consistent growth across the board.
  • Accept what you can’t change, adapt your response – Whatever that “thing” is that is eating at you, part of working through it is accepting what you cannot change AND pivoting around that. Don’t beat yourself up for being stressed, but do take a breath and try a different approach!
  • Get to the root of the problem by observing and being objective – Find ways to ask “whats going on” by bringing up behaviors that you have observed. We don’t know what is going on in people’s lives until we ask. If that doesn’t work, you will need to go back to the job description.

Connect with Cori on Facebook at ECE From The Heart.

📯 Audience Shoutouts!

Lucinda C
On Wednesday we close early. This allows for a staff meeting each week. It is so valuable for all working staff to come together to share ideas and concerns from the past week. Yesterday we started made chili — sustenance for all. Our plan is to do this each Wednesday. Just on the little thing to show we care and are a family.

Siriana A
The beginning of the school year is all about relationship building. We dedicate all the time because of the gratifying relationships we build. This year, we’re investing all the time, but how are we nurturing these relationships while distanced?

Stacie W
Sound baths & free workouts on Instagram are great ways to destress and prioritise YOU.

Ria S
Always look for ways to build a better you!

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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.