Culture, Diversity, and Equity

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.

Community gardens can play a significant role in enhancing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being necessary to build healthy and socially sustainable communities. Reflect on how a community garden can bring diverse groups of people together.

Try This!

View these photos of a community garden.

  • Visit a community garden in your area and see what you discover.
  • Think about ways to find common ground with those who are different from you.
  • Mutual interests can create a bond that transcends feelings of awkwardness or distance.

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

Deepen your understanding of this competency by exploring the Topic: Receptive to all families in Performance Area 1 in the CA ECE Competencies. Scroll to page 22.

What other sources of inspiration are meaningful to you?

Download the California ECE Competencies

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies