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Getting the year off to the right start

For teachers and educators in early childhood education and care settings, a strong start to the new year is essential. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the sector, it is important to set clear goals; prioritise self-care; build strong relationships with parents and families; stay current with best practice and research, and cultivate an inclusive learning environment. 

Here are some suggestions for making the most of your time as the year unfolds. 

  1. Establish clear goals and objectives for yourself. This will assist you in maintaining focus and motivation throughout the year and provide a framework for evaluating your progress. 
  2. Teaching is a demanding profession, so it is essential to prioritise self-care in order to maintain your energy and health. Take time to look after your body and schedule time for hobbies and other enjoyable activities. 
  3. Strong relationships with parents and families are essential for the success of any program. Communicate frequently with families and involve them as much as possible in their child’s education. 
  4. The profession is constantly evolving, so it is essential to keep up with the most recent practice and research. Attend opportunities for professional development, read pertinent journals and books, watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts. Whatever it takes to maintain and further your knowledge in the profession.
  5. Create a safe, respectful, and valued learning environment that is positive and inclusive. This will contribute to the development and well-being of children by encouraging a culture of learning and engagement. 
  6. Collaboration and teamwork are essential for the success of early childhood education and care settings. Develop solid working relationships with your colleagues by communicating effectively, being receptive to feedback and ideas, and cooperating to achieve shared objectives. Encourage open communication and support each other’s professional growth. Recognise and celebrate successes and accomplishments to foster a positive and supportive team culture. This will foster a sense of shared responsibility and contribute to a more enjoyable and productive environment for all.
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