Ways to Minimize Your Stress This Holiday Season

If you already suffer from anxiety, you might be dreading the upcoming fall and winter holidays. Though many people relish the gifts, the time off from work, the opportunity to reconnect with family, others fear the loneliness, the social pressure, and the judgment of friends and family. If you fall more into the second category […]

Stress! It’s Not Worth It

Stress! It’s Not Worth It- Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join instructor Kelsey Colvin this Thursday to discuss stress triggers, the body’s response to stress and ways to handle and reduce stress for yourself and the children in your care.

Remember – stress is developmental. Just as a young child may experience stress over kindergarten, and an adult may feel stress over finances and taxes. Caregivers experience stress in a similar developmental way. New caregivers may be uncomfortable with basic caregiving techniques, such as proper diapering, feeding, documentation, or sanitation. More experienced caregivers are probably comfortable with basic caregiving, but may experience stress over conflicts with parents or coworkers. Effective directors are aware of the experience, competencies, and potential stressors of each teacher or caregiver. Staff turnover is common in early childhood programs, so each staff member will generally have different levels of stressors.

There is no better time than now to reign in your stress and start fresh for summer!

Cost: $25 / Member, $30 / Nonmember