This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having complex, potentially lasting impacts on children. We’ll discuss these and identify current and emerging strategies to minimize impacts and strengthen children’s long-term developmental potential. Issues include health consequences; education systems; emotional and mental health risks; and family stresses, with focus on differential effects related to poverty, race, and ethnicity. Examples of promising national and international efforts to address negative impacts and build resilience will be shared, and we will consider the roles that each of us may play, whether at individual, family, educational, organizational, or policy advocacy levels.
Marilou Hyson, Ph.D. is a senior consultant to World Bank and UNICEF, with recent support for developing Covid-19 related resources for preschools and families in lower-income countries. She was formerly the Associate Executive Director of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and a professor and the Chair
of Individual and Family Studies at the University of Delaware. She has published research
on early emotional development; children’s approaches to learning; teacher professional development; and quality improvement in low- and middle-income countries’ pre-primary systems.
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