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Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

1st Edition

By Julie Nicholson, Priya Shimpi Driscoll, Julie Kurtz, Doménica Márquez, LaWanda Wesley


278 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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The first self-care book designed specifically for the early childhood field, Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators is filled with helpful strategies and tools that you can implement immediately.

Recognizing that self-care is not one size fits all, the authors present culturally responsive strategies drawn from diverse early childhood staff working in a range of roles across communities and contexts. By tying the importance of educator self-care to goals of social justice and equity, this book advocates for increased awareness of the importance of self-care on both an individual and institutional level.

Through key research findings, effective strategies and personal anecdotes, this accessible guide helps readers understand and engage with the critical role self-care and wellness-oriented practices play in creating strong foundations for high quality early learning programs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Impact of Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Early Educators 2. Foundations of Culturally Responsive Self-Care 3. Building a Culturally Responsive Self-Care Toolbox 4. Case Studies: Applying Ideas Throughout the Book to Your Practice 5. Conclusion Resources References

About the Authors

Julie Nicholson, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice at Mills College and Senior Fellow for Childhood Education International, U.S.A.

Priya Shimpi Driscoll, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Language Development Laboratory at Mills College, U.S.A.

Julie Kurtz is the Founder of the Center for Optimal Brain Integration, specializing in trauma healing and resiliency building for all ages, U.S.A.

Doménica Márquez, BA, is Director of Provider Services for the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network, U.S.A.

LaWanda Wesley, Ed.D., is Co-Director of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education and Director of Quality Enhancement and Professional Development of Early Education for Oakland Unified School District, U.S.A.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
SELF-HELP / Stress Management