Reopening Child Care & Early Education Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Focused Best Practice Recommendations
Children 0-6 years old have unique social-emotional needs and are at highest risk for potential developmental impact due to the heightened stress of the pandemic. Parents and caregivers, including child care providers, can directly reduce this negative impact through your nurturing, consistent, sensitive presence.
NOTE: While the recommendations in this infographic are universally appropriate, the resources listed pertain only to NY State.
Earlier this week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated and expanded interim guidance as more child care providers begin reopening. This follows guidance from April for child care programs that remained open to care for children of essential workers.
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