COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Resources

This page contains resources that I have compiled from multiple sources to assist child care professionals during the current pandemic. Each resource below is either linked to the original source or contains information about the original source. A few Spanish resources are located at the bottom of the page.

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Helping Children with New Routines/Procedures

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I Can Be Safe and Healthy by Washing My Hands!

This document from NCPMI is a children's book about the importance of handwashing and good practices for handwashing. 

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Wearing Masks

This document from NCPMI is a children's book about wearing masks.

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Feeling Faces

This document from NCPMI assists children with understanding their feelings and the feelings of others. This can be especially helpful when people around the children are wearing masks which may hide facial features.

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Helping Children Understand Emotions When Wearing Masks

This 1-page document provides tips and ideas for helping children identify emotions when your face is covered by a mask. 

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Greeting Choice Board

This greeting choice board from NCPMI provides children with a variety of safer greetings upon entering the classroom.

Create Buttons to Help Children See Your Smiling Face

Check out this news clip for an idea to help children see who you are behind your mask. 

Trauma & Helping Children Cope

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Trauma Signs and Symptoms

This website from the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provides a tutorial for addressing trauma in infants, young children, and their families. 

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Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During COVID-19

This 4-page document from The Dougy Center provides tips for supporting grieving children and teens. 

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Resources for Helping Kids and Parents Cope Amidst COVID-19

This web-page from American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology provides link to resources on: talking to kids about COVID, talking to kids about sick adults and lost loved ones, supporting parents of and kids with disabilities, general coping tips, and helping parents cope.

Reconnecting and Communicating with Families and Children

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Communicating with Famillies: Helpful Suggestions

This short 3-page handout from NCPMI offers tips for communicating with families during normal times. The tips might be helpful during the pandemic as well. 

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Reconnecting After a Break

This 1-page handout from NCPMI provides tips to help with the transition of your classroom community back to school after an extended break.

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Re-Connecting and Building Relationships with Infants

This 1-page handout from NCPMI provides tips and strategies to reconnect and build relationships with infants as they return to your program.

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Transitioning Back to the Program: Connecting with Families

This document from NCPMI provides online communication and phone scripts to help guide your conversations with families as you work on re-opening your program.

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My Teachers Want to Know

This information form NCPMI provides some great questions to ask families about the time that was spent away from child care/school.

Staff/Parent Wellness and Support Strategies

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Taking Care of Yourself

This one-page flyer can be a useful resource for caregivers, whether employees or parents, to provide a few options on how to take care of yourself during stressful times.

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Tips for Supporting Yourself During the Pandemic

This 2-page handout from NCPMI provides tips for help you take care of yourself so that you can support the children in your care. This can also be a nice resource for parents.

Families, Children, and Remote Early Learning Webinar Series

Part 1: Issues, Pitfalls, and Being Developmentally Supportive

In part one of our panel discussion series on Families, Children, and Remote Early Learning, five panelists discuss the issues, pitfalls, and DAP when implementing remote early learning.

Part 2: Supporting Children, and Remote Early Learning

In part two of our panel discussion series on Families, Children, and Remote Early Learning, four panelists discuss how to support parents and families when implementing remote early learning.

Part 3: Technology & Young Children in light of DAP

In part three of our panel discussion series on Families, Children, and Remote Early Learning, five panelists discuss issues surrounding technology and young children in the context of DAP.

Resources from NAEYC

DAP in the Time of COVID: Questions to Consider

Educators and administrators can use these questions and considerations, based on NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items, to think through options, opportunities, and tradeoffs as you support children, families, and your communities with safety and quality during this time.

A Preschool Teacher in China Shares her Virtual Teaching

Discover how the author, Amy Silverman, carefully planned a combination of virtual and hands-on learning opportunities for the children in her program, considering what she can do to support all areas of children’s development and learning under a set of very difficult circumstances.

Adjusting to the New "Normal"

Hear how four feature teachers have each encountered successes and have faced challenges as they transitioned to virtual teaching and learning.

Focus on Ethics: The Code and COVID-19

As these educators considered specific ethical issues the pandemic has created they used NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct to find resolutions.

Advice from a Range of Early Childhood Experts

Experts share how teachers can support children and families as they adapt to the dramatic changes in daily routines and circumstances.

Zoom Circles and Google Hangouts for Parents

Learn how you can support families during future stay-at-home times by creating online groups for  families.

Technology and Young Children Resources

Guidance on applying the principles of development and learning when considering if, how, and when to use technology and new media with young children. 

Coping with COVID-19

This webpage provides online resources from national health and educational organizations and provides links to those resources. 

Materials Available in Spanish

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I Can Be Safe and Healthy by Washing My Hands! (Spanish)

This document from NCPMI is the Spanish translation of the handwashing book. 

feeling faces

Feeling Faces

This document from NCPMI assists children with understanding their feelings and the feelings of others. This can be especially helpful when people around the children are wearing masks which may hide facial features.

Greeting board

Greeting Choice Board

This greeting choice board from NCPMI provides children with a variety of safer greetings upon entering the classroom.

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Wearing Masks (Spanish)

This document from NCPMI is a children's book about wearing masks in Spanish.

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Tips for Supporting Yourself During the Pandemic (Spanish)

This 2-page handout from NCPMI provides tips for help you take care of yourself so that you can support the children in your care. This can also be a nice resource for parents in Spanish.

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My Teachers Want to Know (Spanish)

This information form NCPMI provides some great questions to ask families about the time that was spent away from child care/school in Spanish.