A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development

The Harvard Center on the Developing Child has released A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development. This is a collection of resources and recommendations to help parents, caregivers, childcare providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families. It includes information on what COVID-19 means for early childhood development and easy-to-share resources, including the following infographic. (Click the image for the original, larger version.)

And, here’s a quote about one of the lessons already learned.

Coming from two very different areas of research, the most highly relevant science-based messages are urging both supportive relationships and social distancing as critical priorities. Prolonged physical separation is absolutely necessary to slow down the progression of a pandemic; responsive social interaction is essential for strengthening resilience in the face of adversity. Reconciling these conflicting necessities and developing effective strategies requires the combined wisdom of rigorous scientific thinking, on-the-ground expertise, and the lived experiences of a wide diversity of people and communities.
– Jack P. Shonkoff

 

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