Supervising Your Brain and Other Helpful Habits

Serving Head Start and Early Head Start children and families is very important work. We work closely with our children in order prepare them for Kindergarten as well as a foundation of lifelong learning. We work closely with our families to ensure that they are fully engaged in their child’s education and on the road to self-sufficiency. This work is significant, demanding and strenuous.

If you work in Head Start or Early Head Start, you know certain things. You know that…

  • Change takes practice. Practice takes time. Extra time is something that you don’t have.

  • Working with challenging families can be draining and it takes a toll on you.

  • Taking care of yourself in order to serve children and families is critical.

Do you get to the end of the day and feel exhausted? When is the last time that you accomplished everything on your “to do” list? If someone else listened in on the things that you say to yourself, what would they hear? A friend encouraging you on? Or an overly critical version of yourself?

No matter what your role is, it’s essential to understand how “supervising your brain” is key to doing effective, rewarding work. This highly interactive training takes a hard look at what we need to be paying attention to in order to make a difference. A difference in your life… in the lives of those you work with and for… and a difference in the lives of the children and families that we serve.

This on-site, practice-based training will include:

  • Writing actionable steps toward your next goal;

  • Describing the complete picture of what’s keeping you stuck;

  • Identifying small habits that can change your life;

  • Practicing new ways of dealing with the everyday challenges of working in Head Start and Early Head Start.

Looking for training on Supervising Your Brain and Other Helpful Habits for your staff? Give us a call at (713) 594-7060 or email us at deborahkaiser@hsessentials.com.