Administration and Supervision:

Pause for Inspiration

Breadcrumb trail:

Find inspiration, joy, and creativity in everyday things.

Do you find that you often consider your needs last, or not at all? Maybe this happens because you don't have time, you're just too tired at the end of a busy day or week, or you haven't really thought about how you might relax? We all need to find ways to energize and renew ourselves in order to stay with the demanding work of early care and education. Only when we truly care for ourselves and stimulate our creativity, can we fully care for and stimulate others. CompSAT offers tools and surprises that will help you on your path to renewal and reinvigoration.

A teacher observes a young boy stacking toy rocks.

Try This!

If you only manage your program with a regulation book, you will likely lose heart for your work. Leading with a growing vision is a good anecdote for burnout. Consider professional development opportunities for yourself that will continue to move your vision forward.

View "Imagine a Program" to cultivate your imagination and expand your thinking about quality.

There are no templates for the Pause for Inspiration Key. This is a place to take a moment for yourself.

Deepen Your Understanding

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

Consider a source of inspiration found in the Topic: Continuous program improvement in Performance Area 3 of the CA ECE Competencies. Scroll to page 111.

What other sources of inspiration are meaningful to you?

Download the California ECE Competencies

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

Extend Your Learning

Read the article "Everyday Creativity: Spaces and Places for Ideas to Flourish" by Paula Jorde Bloom and Ann Hentschel for more ideas on sparking your imagination and creativity.