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Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers


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As our nation contends with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families, students, educators, and communities across the country, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers.

Please join us for this informative webinar featuring a panel of practitioners who have worked to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and families they serve by implementing CDC guidance while providing early childhood education and childcare. Following a brief overview of the latest guidance from the CDC related to mitigation guidance in early childhood care, practitioners will share lessons learned and challenges overcome to sustain safe operations.

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This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to download in advance of the webinar to inform participation.

For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event.

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  • Christian Rhodes: Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Angelika Claussen, PhD: Research Psychologist, Child Development Studies Team at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (currently deployed to the CDC COVID-19
  • Practitioner Panelists: Early Childhood Education Providers and Educators

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