Reopening Child Care & Early Education Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
At SPCC’s Mary Ellen Institute, we have been working closely with childcare staff and directors through our Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health training as well as our Reflective Supervision groups. We are learning more and more about the unique issues that this current pandemic has raised around the childcare sector. Due to our ever deepening commitment to “holding the baby in mind”, we couldn’t help but wonder how the many changes to the childcare setting and systems will impact infants and young children in their care. We have developed this infographic and tip sheet in partnership with our colleagues at the Child Care Counsel, to support childcare staff and directors in thinking through how to best support the social-emotional health and development of the babies in their care, through relationships, in the context of this pandemic.