Journal article

Early Childhood Educators' Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patricia Eadie, Penny Levickis, Lisa Murray, Jane Page, Catriona Elek, Amelia Church

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

The importance of Early Childhood (EC) educators' wellbeing has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have navigated numerous additional stressors while providing education and care services for some children and ongoing support for many others learning at home. This study aimed to explore the impact of the pandemic on EC educators' wellbeing and educator-child relationships, as growing evidence shows the influence of these factors on children's developmental outcomes. In July 2020, members of a Research Network of EC Professionals-who previously identified educator wellbeing as a priority issue-were invited to participate in an online survey. The survey in..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all of the educators who contributed their time to take part in this project. This project was supported by the Research in Effective Education in Early Childhood (REEaCh) Research Hub, which was established in 2019 through the generosity of the Leaper Foundation.