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Location: Middlebury

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Jaimie Stewart

Preventing Burnout Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Addison County Starting Points Network
Instructor: Ellen Brolette

Participants will 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 work place. 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 one 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 signs and symptoms of burnout for early childhood educators; 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; be able explain why mental health and optimism play a vital role in the lives of early childhood educators; be able to create a wellness plan with actionable steps; leave with an understanding of the importance of mental wellness in the field of early education.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
Session Dates
Session Times
October 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

Location: Mary Johnson Children’s Center. 81 Water Street, Middlebury, VT.