Resilience and Wellbeing: What works for you? Research findings and resources
A research project was undertaken by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) on behalf of the Department of Education in October 2021 to explore factors that support resilience and wellbeing for the Victorian early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce.
Over 700 members of the Victorian ECEC sector participated in an online survey, with optional follow-up focus groups and semi-structured interviews.
Thank you to all the professionals who participated in this important research. Three short videos, a fact sheet, and two tip sheets highlighted key research findings can be accessed below.
Introduction to the study and key survey findings
Catharine Hydon and Dan Leach-McGill provide an introduction to the research and outline key findings from Victorian early childhood education and care professionals.
Strategies to support resilience and wellbeing for individuals
In this video, introduced by Catharine Hydon, Victorian early childhood education and care professionals who took part in the research reflect on strategies that they use in their personal lives to improve their wellbeing and build their resilience.
Strategies to support resilience and wellbeing for teams and services
In this video, introduced by Catharine Hydon, Victorian early childhood education and care professionals discuss strategies that they use and promote to build resilience and wellbeing in their teams and services.
Purpose and Professionalism: Supporting career longevity in ECEC
This session introduces educators to current Australian research on purpose, professionalism, and career longevity in the early childhood sector, including the role of leadership, teams and mentoring as sustaining factors for early childhood professionals.
This session is a Q&A event, hosted by Catharine Hydon, with two experienced educators from Victoria sharing how their experiences, including further study, sustained professional learning, career planning, mentoring and coaching, facilitated their career longevity.
Educator wellbeing webinar series
A series of wellbeing webinars were delivered in June and July 2020 by Early Childhood Australia, with host Catharine Hydon and guest presenters Dr Narelle Lemon and Lisa Baker.
To watch the series visit Early Childhood Australia - Wellbeing webinar series.