The new year is upon us, and it is the perfect time to reflect on the past, and make resolutions for the second half of the school year. Get motivated with our 7 new year resolutions we think every child care worker should have on their list.
New Year Resolutions for Child Care Workers
1. Stay Positive
Coming back from a much needed long break can be stressful as you try and get back into a routine. However, breaks also mean fresh starts. Stay positive, and use the new year as extra motivation to make some changes.
2. Strive to Be Paper Free
You may not be able to go 100% paper free, but technology can help you get a little bit closer. Think of a couple common documents or handouts you can make paperless such as monthly newsletters, attendance records, or child care daily sheets.
3. Think Outside of the Box
Every once in a while child care workers may find themselves stuck in a rut of repeating the same activities and routines year after year. The New Year is the perfect time to stretch your mind, and think outside of your usual routine. If you take the time to think outside of the box you never knew what new ideas you will come up with.
4. Embrace Technology
Technology is a hot topic in early education. The tech tools available to early educators are abundant, and can sometimes seem overwhelming. We suggest picking a few tech tools to try in the new year. Some of our favorite tech tools include Kinderlime’s Daily Sheet and Parent Communication app, Skype in the Classroom, and Storybird.
5. Give Yourself a Break
Child care workers are incredibly passionate, and put their heart and soul into their child care center and preschools. However, they are not always as good at allocating time to themselves. Make it a new year goal to set aside some you time. You absolutely deserve it, and in the long run, you will be a better child care worker for it.
6. Start a Project
The start of the year is the perfect time to take on a new project. Try building a classroom garden or finally make the preschool website you’ve been putting off. Starting a project is the first step in creating something you can be proud of this year.
We are constantly looking forward, but we don’t always take the time to look back. Be sure to not only plan for the future, but reflect on all of your accomplishments this year, as big or little as they are.