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.

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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