Spikes in teachers depression during the pandemic-Evidence from early educators

“The COVID-19 pandemic (COVID) created challenges for many early care and education (ECE) teachers. Some lost their jobs or had their pay cut. Many faced heightened expectations at their already difficult jobs (e.g., following health and safety measures, learning technology for remote instruction). Reports throughout the pandemic documented high levels of stress, burnout, and depression among early educators. This is troubling, both for the teachers themselves and for the children they serve. When early educators struggle, they are less likely to provide young children with the kinds of experiences that support learning; they are also more likely to leave their jobs.”

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