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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not have strong enough systems in place to take care of the adults who take care of children. We hold high expectations for teachers without adequate compensation or investment. Now, we are faced with uncertainty, fear and serious threats to our health and our economy and it is crucial that we apply a trauma informed approach to promoting resilience in the early childhood workforce. We must ensure that teachers of young children feel “held and heard” by the communities they serve. We will focus on how teachers and directors can prioritize resilience and relationships and how systems can support these priorities as we rebuild, recover and repair.