Adjusting to the New Normal in Early Childhood Education

"Recently, I reached out to a group of front-line staff and directors to find out what they were doing, or planning to do, to involve families as programs transition to new ways of doing things as a result of COVID-19. Early childhood educators tend to be creative and resilient, willing to face new challenges with open-mindedness. They soon got used to additional sanitizing measures and seeing children in masks, while of course wearing their own masks too. Here are some of their stories about adjusting to a new normal for their program’s operations.

Julia Luckenbill shares her experiences teaching toddlers and preschoolers, and engaging families online.

Jenny Levinson reminds us of the importance of maintaining consistent routines.

DeeDee Parker Wright tells how her program focused on new ways to connect with families.

Shannon Banks explains how the epidemic led to innovations in how the program delivers services to children and families" -By Derry Koralek, Community Play Things

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