12 Jun


Like other professional contexts, the early childhood setting too comes with its own set of pressures and anxieties. Mindfulness can be an excellent way for Educators not only to find their own calm but also to teach children valuable lessons on de-stressing and self-regulation. In this article, we will explore what mindfulness is, how it can benefit educators and children, and how Neldrac, conducts mindfulness sessions for educators to effectively impart these skills to young learners. 

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, observing one's thoughts and sensations without judgment or interpretation. Some essential traits of practicing mindfulness include:

  • Noticing Sensory Inputs: Being aware of the sounds, textures, and smells around you at the present moment, embracing the richness of sensory experiences.
  • Living in the Here and Now: Letting the mind remain aware of the present, avoiding getting lost in thoughts about the past or future.
  • Allowing Thoughts and Feelings: Welcoming thoughts and feelings without labeling them as good or bad, free from assigning meanings such as failure, regret, or rejection.

How Neldrac Helps Educators with Mindfulness

Neldrac, as an Early Learning Centre dedicated to the well-being of educators and children, plays a vital role in promoting mindfulness in the early childhood setting. Through specialized mindfulness sessions, Neldrac equips educators with practical tools and techniques to incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines and interactions with young learners.

  • De-Stressing Technique: The immediate benefit of mindfulness for educators is as a powerful de-stressing technique. By engaging in mindfulness meditation for just a few minutes, educators can reduce anxiety symptoms such as elevated heart rate, rapid breathing, or increased sweating, thus fostering a sense of calm and composure in their teaching environment.
  • Enhancing Focus and Clarity: Mindfulness helps educators clarify anxious situations and focus on what is essential. It filters out unnecessary details and unhelpful emotions, allowing educators to make conscious choices about where to direct their attention, thereby fostering a more productive learning environment.
  • Emotional Regulation and Connection: Neldrac's mindfulness sessions also assist educators in regulating their emotions better, enabling them to respond to their young learners in a calm and consistent manner. As educators embody mindfulness practices, children can "download" this sense of calm and find in them a wellspring of stable and secure guidance.

How Mindfulness Benefits Children 

Recent research suggests that mindfulness is particularly beneficial for children. As the brain develops rapidly during early childhood, practicing mindfulness can strengthen skills like self-regulation, judgment, and patience. Moreover, mindfulness establishes a foundation for other self-regulation habits in children, which helps them manage their emotions and develop positive behaviors throughout adulthood.

Teaching Mindfulness to Children at Neldrac

Neldrac, the Early Learning Centre, goes beyond supporting educators and directly engages young learners through mindfulness exercises. Neldrac's experienced educators introduce the S.T.O.P technique to children, teaching them to:

  • (S) Stop:  whatever they are doing.
  • (T) Take : a deep, slow breath to ease tension in the body.
  • (O) Observe : or notice whatever is happening around or inside their bodies.
  • (P) Proceed: with the task at hand, anchoring themselves briefly to the present moment

Incorporating Mindfulness Into Daily Classroom Routine

Neldrac emphasizes the importance of incorporating mindfulness into the classroom routine rather than using it reactively to anxious or disruptive episodes. This approach helps children avoid negative associations with mindfulness and perceive it as an essential life skill that nurtures emotional intelligence and overall well-being.


Mindfulness plays a crucial role in early childhood settings, benefiting both educators and children by promoting calm, emotional regulation, and focus. Neldrac Early Learning Centre, supports educators in mastering mindfulness techniques and creating a positive learning environment. By imparting mindfulness skills to educators, Neldrac enables them to instill these valuable lessons in young learners, empowering children with the tools they need for a balanced and mindful approach to life. 

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