Early childhood education (ECE) programs have many questions about how to keep children and staff healthy during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Guidance for open programs is now available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP).
This series of webinars provides guidance to ECE staff on a number of topics as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include well-child visits and telehealth, home safety, managing stress, caring for children with special healthcare needs, and social distancing. Presented by children's health experts, these webinars include a PowerPoint presentation and a Q&A chat.
Find guidance from pediatric infectious disease expert, Dr. Michele Cheung, M.D., in this Q&A chat that follows up on the Caring for Children in Group Settings During COVID-19 webcast.
Many pediatricians are offering telehealth services, but families may struggle to access services. Hear from former AAP president, Dr. Colleen Kraft, M.D., on how ECE providers can provide support.
Home safety may be a prime concern for families during times of social distancing. Watch this one-hour chat with Dr. Ben Hoffman, M.D., to learn strategies for connecting with families remotely.
Families sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic may be experiencing additional stress. In this webinar, Dr. Heather Forkey, M.D., shares strategies for how ECE providers can continue supporting families during this time.
View this webinar to hear from Dr. Jessica Foster, M.D., about challenges and strategies to providing supports and care to children with special healthcare needs.
Social distancing does not mean physical distancing. Dr. Danette Glassy, M.D., explores issues around social distancing in early care and education programs. Learn practical strategies for implementation.
ECE staff are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. They continue to support children and families remotely, but it is important that staff take time to address their own mental health needs, as well. Dr. Robin H. Gurwitch, Ph.D., discusses how staff can manage their own mental health needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topic: Physical Health
National Centers:Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: November 19, 2020