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Building Resilience: A Learning Series

How to Cultivate Teacher Well-Being & Improve Child Outcomes in Turbulent Times

May 19, 2021

12–1 p.m. CST
As we recover from the pandemic and the stressors of the past year, who will care for the caregivers? Join us for a live discussion with early childhood leaders from across the country.

The recent passage of the American Rescue Plan provides a critical opportunity for the country to expand and deepen our focus on early childhood professionals and invest in sustainable ways to support their well-being.

Join this 1-hour webinar – How to Cultivate Teacher Well-Being and Improve Child Outcomes in Turbulent Times – to learn from and with early childhood leaders across the country. In the context of the federal stimulus and the ongoing path to recovery from the pandemic, we will discuss the following questions:

  • How can we best support educators and professionals who are critical to achieving positive child and family outcomes?
  • How can we improve professional well-being, retention, morale and effectiveness amidst burnout, fatigue and discrimination?

Watch the Recording

The discussion will feature research and evidence underlying the Start Early Essentials framework and measurement tool. Participants will also learn about our suite of professional development resources that leaders can implement at scale to invest in professional well-being for their staff and improve child and family outcomes in their programs.

Hear from state and local system leaders who are investing in and supporting professionals using evidence-based, sustainable professional development strategies in partnership with the Start Early team. Panelists represent communities across the country and professionals in various settings – child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, and school-based preschool.


  • Amye Hoskins, Professional Development Specialist, Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood
  • Karin Scott, Director of Data and Program Performance, Child Care Associates
  • Andi Bales Molnar, Director Head Start Collaboration, Oregon
  • Anisha Ford, Program Manager, Start Early
  • Debra Pacchiano, Vice President, Translational Research, Start Early

Building Resilience

A Learning Series for Early Childhood Programs

About the Series

Building Resilience is a free webinar series that connects you directly with Start Early childhood learning and development experts. Get the latest insight on building strength and resilience across key areas of your work. Appropriate for all types of programs and early learning professionals, this series will explore:

  • Leveraging Research to Increase Positive Child Outcomes
  • Trauma-Informed Family Engagement
  • Advancing Equity through Ambitious Instruction