Education Advocates Urge Colorado Leaders to Support ‘Recovery Summer’ After Year of COVID Impacts

The Longmont Leader | Silvia Romero Solís “COVID is an unbelievably difficult time for everyone, and families have done an amazing (job at) being creative in helping support their students. We also know these unusual education circumstances have disparately impacted some students.” Early Milestones and the Colorado Education Initiative are leading more than two dozen…

Colorado School Districts Look Toward Summer to Help Their Students Make Up for Coronavirus Learning Loss

The Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin “Community-based approaches this summer will be essential for meeting the moment. This will require agencies and organizations to work with new partners, braid and blend funds, seek out opportunities to break down traditional silos, and develop strategies to distribute federal funds aimed at supporting student needs over the summer.”…

Slow Bleed: Three Stories of Colorado Child Care Providers Trying to Survive

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke “We almost didn’t survive; we were tear-jerkingly close… I remember breaking down in my office talking to some of my board members saying, ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do.’” Child care is essential to Colorado’s economic recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic. Yet providers across the…

As Community and Mental Health Needs Intensify, Children’s Hospitals Pivot

U.S. News | Kaia Hubbard “We can’t have health without health equity in this country.” The long-term implications of pandemic conditions on children’s mental health are becoming the focus of many children’s hospitals across the country. U.S. News speaks with leaders at several hospitals to find out how they are tackling new challenges with health, well-being,…

Growing Up in a Pandemic: How Covid is Affecting Children’s Development

Direct Relief | Amarica Rafanelli “We already know that young children are particularly vulnerable to the long-term adverse consequences of experiencing poverty compared to older children… The pandemic is likely to affect children’s short-term and long-term developmental outcomes, especially for kids who were already vulnerable  prior to the pandemic.” Pediatricians are identifying a range of…

Covid: The Devastating Toll of the Pandemic on Children

BBC News | Nick Triggle In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Europe and the United States, families have experienced a wide variety of hardships with monitoring the healthy development of young children. This article from the BBC looks at some of the most pressing developmental challenges and shares some of the frustration that…