The Balance: Working from Home

Fayette County Head Start Event

Fayette County of Head Start had a family event  that involved DINOSAURS!  Click the link to see what they found!  Stomping into Good Health

Beaver County Head Start Event

Click the link below to read about (and see the pictures) of the Beaver County Head Start's most recent family event!  Splashing into Success

Transitioning Back to School

Transitioning back to school is an exciting time for most but can be a little scary too.  Please click on the link below to read about activities and tasks to get the children back into the swing of learning!  Transitioning back to school

EARN Corner is Here to Stay!!

PIC's "EARN Corner" has been an overwhelming success!  Click on the link to find out how is all started and how you can participate!  EARN Website Article

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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Picture it, March 2020 the world is experiencing a new Pandemic.  You are a single parent who is now working from home. This story was actually a reality for many parents across the United States.  Then the real struggle of how to balance work and home.  I to have struggled with this.  As management, we are often dealt with different tasks our challenge is how to create a happy balance between the two.  Here are a few suggestions as to how to do this.

 

My first suggestion to everyone is to create a specific daily schedule for yourself.  Once you have yourself organized then you will be prepared and not scrambling to complete your daily work activities.  This will be done by priority.  Put your top priorities for the day at the top of your list and work your way down.  Also, utilize a calendar.  I cannot tell you how helpful my daily calendar is to me.  It will give me reminders of upcoming things I have on my daily schedule so I do not miss a meeting or deadline.

 

If you have to work late, then let your family know.  Knowledge and communication is key.  Tell them when you have to work late so they know their expectations for when you come home.  If they know their expectations then when you come home you can have family time.

 

Create a specific schedule for yourself.  Do NOT change this schedule.  Stick to it.  When you are done with work for the day, do not be tempted to check email.  This defeats the purpose of down time.  Everyone needs a break from work.  Let yourself take yourself away from your job.  This will prevent burn out and fatigue.  It will also give you happiness and ease.