2:00–3:30 EDT; 1:00–2:30 CDT; 12:00–1:30pm MDT; 11:00–12:30 PDT; 10:00–11:30 AKDT; 8:00–9:30 HAST
This webinar is hosted by Early Childhood Investigations
In this time of uncertainty and anxiety, we need to focus on all that our littlest learners have experienced. Almost all pre-school-aged children made their first start to school carrying more than their backpacks with them this fall. They also brought loads of emotions- from separation anxiety to how to make friends, play with others, fears of getting scary germs... lots of BIG emotions that they are not equipped to understand or manage.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children 5 and under may have either spent half their lives with no real social interactions or opportunities or they had the very earliest stages of a school and social routine pulled away, they have lost ground during the most important years of learning and social-emotional development. The window to develop the patterning of the brain is narrow and what children observe and absorb in these years sticks! While we must confront children’s learning loss, we cannot do that if we do not first focus on their emotional well-being and our own.
Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Grant # HHS-2018-ACF- ACYF-CT-1350. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funder, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services.