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Location: Lyndon

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 6

Cost: $ 20

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Pam Schabler
(802) 626-4621

Overcoming Burnout in the Early Childhood Field: Strategies for Change Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Caledonia and Southern Essex Starting Points Network
Instructor: Ellen Drolette

Based on the book with the same title by Ellen Drolette available at the conference or through Redleaf Press, participants explore strategies for avoiding burn-out and low-morale and use inspiring stories from the field to examine the structures and practices that support the development of healthy attitudes, quality engagement, and optimism in the workplace. Participants will participate in a series of small and large group conversations, self-reflection, and opportunities that will not only fuel them but help them learn. We will focus on some of the biggest struggles faced in early education, compassion fatigue, mental health, optimism, attitude and being present. Join Ellen for an uplifting, inspirational, deep dive into morale. Objectives: Participants will discuss the signs and symptoms of burnout for early childhood educators. Participants will be able to analyze their current practices in regards to feedback loops and self-reflection through the hands-on activities offered and how it relates to mental health, environment, and leadership. Participants will be able to explain why mental health and optimism play a vital role in the lives of early childhood educators. Participants will be able to create a wellness plan with actionable steps. Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of mental wellness in the field of early education. This training is for all professionals working in the Early Childhood Field.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Instructors of Adults
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
March 9, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information

Location: 30 Lily Pond Rd, Lyndonville, VT. A light morning and afternoon snack will be provided as will lunch (pizza and salad).