These books can help in creating connections in communities and managing stress.
The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center by Margie Carter is about running a relationship-based early learning center. It is for directors to help teach them to support staff, families, and create an inclusive, accepting community. It encourages the creation of a vision that everyone is a part of and can believe in.
Keeping Your Smile: Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention by Jeff A. Johnson, is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools help caregivers and educators work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field.
Building your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You. Research confirms the critical connection between the health and well-being of children and the adults caring for them. Because of this important link, it is essential that adults take care of themselves so that they are able to provide high-quality care to the children in their lives. This journal is designed to meet adults where they are and take them to a place of greater strength and determination.