Mindfulness in Early Learning and Care

Currid, J. (2020). Mindfulness in Early Learning and Care. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/189
We live in an age that recognises the importance of good mental health and openly discusses and promotes emotional well-being. It is also a time, however, when we, as a society, are feeling more anxious than previous generations. This is particularly true for children (Bitsko et al., 2018; Dooley, O’Connor, Fitzgerald & O’Reilly, 2019). In recent years, there has been an increase in awareness, understanding and scientific research into the impact of mindfulness on our mental health. This resource highlights the benefits of mindfulness, both for your own wellbeing as an early childhood educator and for the children you care for and educate. It also offers you practical ways to incorporate mindful moments into the everyday in your early learning and care setting.