Burnout in immigrant early childhood educators

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Varma, Pragya
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
This project aims to provide further insight into burnout experiences in immigrant early childhood educators. The immense physical, emotional, and cognitive demands of early childhood caregiving and a lack of appropriate rewards, such as benefits and pay, make workers in this field highly susceptible to burnout. While studies exist on this phenomenon across the early childhood workforce, there is a dearth of literature that examines burnout as it specifically presents in immigrant early childhood educators. Beyond workplace stressors, immigrant workers may simultaneously experience socio-economic and cultural challenges such as racism and discrimination, acculturative stress, and economic difficulties, to name a few. By providing an extensive literature review, this project elucidates how various stressors for immigrant early childhood educators may intersect to increase the likelihood of developing workplace burnout. Additionally, recommendations are provided for healthcare practitioners and employers on how to address and prevent burnout and how to support immigrant early childhood educators.
Burnout , Immigrants , Early childhood educators , ECEs , ELCCs , Immigrant workers , Immigrant educators