Addressing staff burnout at your childcare center! [Webinar]

In this webinar we welcomed Ellen Drolette, educator and Founder of Positive Spin, LLC!  Ellen dove into the biggest factors that are impacting staff burnout today, and how to make lasting changes at our center. Ellen shared tips and strategies on how to identify your current workplace culture, and reflect on how your culture might be impacting your administrators and educators mental health and wellness. With self-reflection and open communication, Ellen taught us how to understand the unique challenges and needs of our centers and educators, and how to boost morale, motivation and joy at work.

🎤Our Special Guests:

Ellen Drolette, Educator and Founder of Positive Spin, LLC

Ellen brings over 28 years of experience in the early childhood field and has had many roles in the ECE profession, including owning a family childcare program, being a Global Leader with the World Forum Foundation, engaging as a past Board member of the National Association for Family Child Care, and authoring several articles for Exchange Magazine. Ellen is known widely for her commitment to children and families and was recognized as a Master Leader by Exchange Magazine in 2016. Her first book, Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change, was published in 2018 by Redleaf Press and focuses on how early childhood professionals can battle burnout and low morale in the workplace.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Ellen!

  • What is the definition of workplace culture, and how does our center culture impact the happiness and motivation of our employees.
  • Energy is contagious, and when our most passionate employees become quiet, it is a signal that the work environment is fostering burnout. 
  • Encourage open dialogue with your colleagues and employees by asking them what makes them happy at work, and what they need to be successful. 
  • Use self reflection to help understand what drives you and what you need to make lasting changes at your center.
  • Positive workplace culture will increase morale, wellness, dedication, and the quality of educators and administrators you attract.

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Maddie Hutchison

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. Her specialty is in Children's Rights and she is currently a Customer Advocacy Specialist for HiMama!

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