Explorations Early Learning

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Explorations Early Learning

Time For Yourself

Time For Yourself


If you’re like most parents and caregivers, you spend lots of time focused on the needs of others and tend to neglect your own needs. How long can you go on like this? Who is going to meet your needs if you don’t? In this session, we dig into the importance of investing in self-care.

Outcomes / Goals

Attendees will:

  • Learn the importance of investing time and energy in self-care
  • Learn strategies for making more time for their own needs
  • Understand that investing in self-care makes them better at taking care of others

Competency Area

  • Alabama | Personal And Professional Leadership Development / Quality Child Care And Licensing
  • Illinois | Personal And Professional Development
  • Michigan | Professionalism
  • Missouri | Demonstrate A High Level Of Ethical Conduct By Developing As A Professional
  • Nebraska | Professionalism And Leadership
  • Oklahoma | Professionalism And Leadership
  • South Dakota | Professionalism
  • Wisconsin | Professionalism
  • CDA | Maintaining A Commitment To Professionalism

Clock Hours

Available in 60 and 90-minute formats


This is the breakdown for the 60-minute version of the session:

Introduction05 minutesMonologue
Why Invest Time In Yourself?20 minutesDiscussion
Making Time For Self-Care30 minutesDiscussion
Conclusion05 minutesMonologue

Related Resources

This session is based in part on content from these sources (affiliate links):

  • Finding Your Smile Again
  • Keeping Your Smile

Content Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Age Group Focus

  • Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
  • Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
  • School Age (5 years to 12 years)
  • Adults

Target Audience

  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Child Care Center Teachers
  • Child Care Center Directors
  • Head Start Teachers
  • Head Start Administrators
  • Early Head Start Teachers
  • Service Coordination Staff
  • Technical Assistance Specialists
  • Home Visitors
  • Parents