We are excited to announce our first set of community improvements including new branding, an improved "Get Started" and "Help Center" experience, and updates to the registration area to make it easier to join the community. Follow this blog to stay updated on what's coming next.
Check out our community member, Kresta Horn, an Arizona-based child care center director who opens up to share strategies for supporting her staff during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as her hopes for renewed investment and cross-sector collaboration for early childhood as an outcome of the pandemic.
Home visiting programs play a huge role in mitigating trauma’s impact. During COVID-19, home visitors are playing a critical role in ensuring children and families continue to be reached. Check out this post to learn more about trauma-informed practices in the field and implications for practice.
We are excited to share a fantastic resource developed by Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen to aid caregivers in supporting children to cope with the complex and emotional challenges brought on by COVID-19. "Something Strange Happened in My City" is available in multiple languages and provides a window into developmentally appropriate framing of how to talk to children about pandemic.
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The pandemic has further stressed the need for investments in early childhood education and for elevating the leadership and voices of the educators themselves and to keep equity and diversity issues front and center. Read more about the critical conversations needed to advance our collective work.
In Texas, early care and education (ECE) and public health leaders are joining forces to meet the child care needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about some of the strategies that champions for positive early childhood experiences are testing in Texas.