- Course Number:
- ECE 194
- Course Title:
- Surviving and Thriving: Managing Stress in Early Education
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Course DescriptionCovers common sources of stress and burnout in early education and family studies. Addresses strategies for surviving, thriving, and self-care for early childhood practitioners. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
Recognize common sources and indicators of stress and burnout in work with young children and their families.
- Assess stress-management strategies with regard to their own learning styles and personal character traits.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Common sources of stress and burnout in early education and family studies.
- Common signs of stress and burnout.
- Identification of personal characteristics, self-care needs, and stress points.
- Stress management strategies.
- Self-care techniques and practices.