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2024 ECE Forecast: Cultivating Healthy Child Relationships


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When I was a new parent, I thought I could give my kids more by simply loving them more.

Spoiler alert: I was mistaken.

Don’t get me wrong—my heart was in the right place. Like so many before me, I wanted to give my kids a life even better than the one I had experienced.

But with time and maturity, I came to realize you can’t give what you don’t have.

You can’t pour into your kids if you don’t first pour into yourself.

The same can be said for your teachers at school.

Since the pandemic, children have experienced significant delays in cognitive and behavioral development, and our collective solution has been to seek strategies and resources to address these growing concerns.

But let me ask you this: How can teachers create the sort of safe and supportive environment that children need to grow and thrive if they can’t create that for themselves?

You can’t give what you don’t have, remember?

Before we can look for solutions, we need to shift the focus to helping teachers regulate their own emotions so that they’re better equipped to give children what they need.

This week’s podcast episode is the third in a four-part series that breaks down the 2024 forecast for early childhood education. It centers on how to cultivate healthy teacher–child relationships so your students and school can thrive.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • Why child relationships are such an important topic in 2024
  • What experts have to say about child development in today’s world
  • The skills teachers need to cultivate healthy relationships with their students
  • Practical strategies for how to make self-regulation a focal point this year

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If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

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