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Caring for Self

A Workbook for Early Childhood Educator Well-being

This professional development resource protects and promotes well-being of some of our region’s most essential child advocates: educators. Turnover in the essential field of early childhood education is high because of the physical and emotional toll and low financial benefits. One study found that more than one-quarter of Oregon early educators experience clinical anxiety, a rate more than five times that of the general population, and 15 percent experience depression.

Caring for Self: A Workbook for Early Childhood Educator Well-Being uses self-reflection activities and informational content to support educators to develop healthy relationships, boundaries, and a sense of control to minimize stress and prevent burnout.

This book is great for: lead staff in child care programs, coaches of educators, child care providers, early childhood educators and their advocates.

Author: Ingrid Mari Anderson, EdD and Jennifer J. Baumgartner, PhD
Year of Publishing: 2024
Number of Pages: 88

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Reviews

  1. Billie Ferguson (verified owner)

    This book really helped me with my mental heath and being a better educator.

  2. Ronda Masson (verified owner)

    This is a great book for self care.

  3. alyssakornbrath (verified owner)

    Great ideas and worksheets for teachers

  4. Craigmo (verified owner)

    Good book. Has important points and is focused on mental health of a population that is often overlooked.

  5. Jenny Nunn (verified owner)

    Love this book so much! Helps me think about how things at work can make me feel tired or mentally unavailable at times and helps me to become more aware of how I’m feeling each and every day!

  6. sweety95838 (verified owner)

    This is a great book for self care with great ideas

  7. FFFbooks123 (verified owner)

    I agree! Great ideas and worksheets for teachers.

  8. Dawn Kriz (verified owner)

    It was helpful for the teachers in my childcare center to find a balance in their personal life and teaching life.

  9. Kiley Dozier (verified owner)

    A great book for self care. I loved the layout and the different prompts.

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