Shining the Light on You is a professional development initiative focused on improving the health and wellbeing of family child care professionals.

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Shining the Light on You is presented in partnership with the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, this 15-week program focuses on improving participants’ health and well-being through weekly group discussions.

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For more information, you can also visit the College of Health Sciences Childcare Wellbeing Lab Page.

Topics Include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-care
  • Physical activity
  • Stress & sleep management
  • Financial wellness
  • Time management
  • Yoga
  • Mindful eating
  • Nutrition…and more!

Approved for up to 18 Quality Assured hours under the professionalism competency area.

DIEEC named Delaware Health Hero – Winner of Lt. Governor’s Challenge. From left to right: Dr. Laura Lessard, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, DIEEC Home-based quality improvement specialists Kim Cruz and Erika Vidal.

The winter/spring English cohort sessions will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

February 21 & 28

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

April 10, 17 & 24 (We will not meet on April 3 due to Spring Break)

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

June 5

Cohorts are facilitated by Erika Vidal, DIEEC Quality Improvement Specialist

Participants can also meet individually with a certified health and wellness coach to work on their individual wellness goals.

Want to learn more? Click here to register and stay informed on this and future Shining the Light on You cohort opportunities.

Meet your facilitator:

Erika Vidal

Erika comes with 19 plus years of experience working in early childhood education as a family child care educator and business owner.

She joined the DIEEC in 2023 as a quality improvement specialist, where she offers a variety of supports, including dual language assistance to Spanish-speaking family child care providers throughout the state. Prior to DIEEC, Erika had been a member of the Delaware Stars program since 2013 and also had opportunities to mentor and coach other providers during that time.

Erika is passionate about learning more about child development and anything related to new research. In her free time, she loves to travel, garden, and cook.

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