11.2 Nurturing Yourself


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Nurturing Yourself

Directors from different programs talk about being a new leader. Experienced directors share wisdom that they have garnered over the years: being flexible, using colleagues, and being okay with not knowing something.

To view the video on the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center website, go to: Words of Wisdoml

Reflection Questions:

  1. Which of the strategies discussed struck a chord with you? How would you like to enhance that strategy in your work?
  2. What advice would you offer to new home-visiting supervisors?



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Describes competencies for supervisors in a self-assessment format. Aligns with the HSPPS and the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework


This video and guide is part of a series from the Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) specifically designed to support EHS leaders. The materials in the EHS Resources for Leaders Series align with materials from five other Head Start National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations; Parent, Family, and Community Engagement; Quality Teaching and Learning; Health; and Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness


This audio conference focuses on the importance of setting and maintaining professional boundaries in work with expectant families and infants, toddlers, and their families. Panelists offer tips and practical strategies for defining roles and maintaining boundaries in Early Head Start programs.


See Georgetown University’s Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC) to learn how to identify your sources of stress and strategies to reduce stress.