COVID-19

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Child Care in the HEROES Act and other Federal Relief Measures

The HEROES Act was introduced by House Democrats on May 12, 2020, and includes substantial aid to states and localities, as well as direct assistance to Americans. This resource shows provisions that support young children, their families, and child care providers in enacted legislation in response to COVID-19, as well as relevant provisions from the HEROES Act.

This resource shows provisions that support young children, their families, and child care providers in enacted legislation in response to COVID-19, as well as relevant provisions from the HEROES Act. To learn more about the support that CARES includes for small business and how that impacts child care providers check out FFYF’s small business resources.

The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 Special Series “Domestic Violence and Shelter-In-Place”

 

In the fourth episode from a special COVID-19 series of The Brain Architects podcast, host Sally Pfitzer speaks with Dr. Tien Ung, Program Director for Impact and Learning at FUTURES without Violence, to discuss practical steps those at home can take to keep themselves and their children safe, as well as strategies others can use if they think someone they know may be experiencing domestic violence. Tien also highlights the importance of maintaining social connections during periods of physical distancing.

Talking to and Supporting Children and Ourselves During the Pandemic

David J Schonfeld, MD, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides resources for early childhood educators on how to talk with young children about the pandemic to promote their understanding and adjustment, as well as practical advice that can be shared with parents on how to support their children’s adjustment and how they can serve as effective models of coping techniques.

 

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Example of Parent & Caregiver Engagement Cards

Long time CITE member, Mary Lou Allen, initiated these ‘Building Brains from Birth to 36 Months of Life’  parent & caregiver engagement cards!
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