With a whopping 63% of teachers reporting high levels of stress and anxiety, it’s clear teacher burnout is real.
Thanks to the extra workload, emotional stress and compassion-fatigue brought on by the recent pandemic, teachers are under more pressure than ever.
But despite nearly one in four teachers saying they plan to leave their job by the end of 2021, many employers are struggling to make changes fast enough to alleviate the situation.
Clearly, things need to change.
From offering extra support to using tech to support teacher roles, there’s a lot that ECE leaders can do to show employees they care. But with many ECE businesses still working hard to bounce back from the pandemic’s impact, it’s not always easy to make big changes behind the scenes.
So, how can ECE leaders make minimal effort changes to relieve teacher burnout, while dealing with the pandemic’s impact? How can admins and employees make time for more engagement with the kids? And what are the best tools to support teachers in their everyday tasks?
In this guide, we’ll answer all these questions and dive into some of the key ways process automation can help alleviate teacher burnout (with a little support from MomentPath 😉).
Between March and October 2020, satisfaction of K-12 employees fell from 69% to 44%, with 41% of teachers working more hours than before the pandemic.
Not what any business leader would want for their employees.
Thankfully, there’s a solution to alleviate employee burnout, reduce working hours and boost overall productivity: Process automation.
Here’s how automating your everyday tasks can help:
The outcomes are clearly worth it, but which core child care processes can benefit most from automation? Let’s break it down.
All great journeys begin in the classroom — and from using prebuilt lesson plans to scheduling recurring menus, managing the early learning classroom has never been easier.
Here’s how to use MomentPath to automate daily tasks and save your teachers precious time:
Managing payments is probably one of the most important admin roles at your ECE center, and usually takes a lot of time and effort to get right.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
By automating your billing process, you can save time, take tedious admin tasks off your plate and reduce human error.
There are five steps to automating payments in MomentPath. And the good news? Once you’ve set it up, you don’t need to lift a finger:
Great communication is key to a happy ECE community and a happy business.
And that’s not all.
Great communications can also help strengthen the parent-teacher partnership and create a culture of support, leading to — you guessed it — less teacher burnout.
Here are a few simple ways to keep parents up-to-date with important messages and moments of everyday joy so parents feel connected and part of the team from day one:
For enterprise child care org Lightbridge Academy, technology has always been their ace in the sleeve.
But when Covid hit, the team realized it was time to do something drastic: they invested in a brand new app to bring all their centers together under one digital umbrella.
“The whole idea of the Lightbridge Journey app centers on this: If we can free the center directors and staff from administrative work, we open up time for them to spend focused on the needs of the children and parents. It enhances the center directors’ ability to look after the needs of teachers who are taking direct care of the children. Time is the most precious commodity. By providing more of it, we enable directors to increase their focus on what creates the most value. This is the most powerful aspect of the whole project.”
Benjamin Blake, Lightbridge Academy’s Chief Information Officer
By streamlining their services with MomentPath, the team soon found each center was saving over 35 hours every month. Plus, the new app increased transparency for parents, enhanced the home-school connection and boosted efficiency for administrators.
Now that’s what we call process automation done right. 👌🏼
Since Covid hit, teachers are feeling the strain more than ever — and it’s your job as a business leader to support them with great technology.
The right process automation tools can help free up teacher time, make parents feel part of the team, and reduce the time and cost of everyday admin tasks.
Process automation in child care has been a game changer to the child care centers that have taken the leap — now it’s your turn.