Grandparenting in the Time of COVID-19

Harvard Health Blog | Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW COVID-19 may temporarily alter the format of our relationships with our grandchildren. This is humbling but it need not be crippling. When a family is in need of last-minute child care, the child’s grandparents are often the first and most reliable resource. However, amid closure of schools…

Colorado Kids are Stressed About Coronavirus. Here are Some Ways Adults Can Help.

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin Kids rely on parents to better understand the coronavirus and calm their worries… [Parents] need to clearly explain the virus in ways children can comprehend and regularly check in with their emotions. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a never-before-seen break in routine for young children. Schools and child care centers…

Districts Brace for Crash in State K-12 Revenue Due to Coronavirus

Education Week | Daarel Burnette, II School districts across the US are finding creative ways to keep students engaged during the coronavirus pandemic. However, this requires a significant financial investment for which many simply are not prepared. This article from Education Week reveals that a stifled economy and the growing costs of emergency services will…

Child Welfare Services and Caretakers Grapple with COVID-19 Effects

NPR | Leila Fadel New child welfare guidance from the Administration for Children and Families allows for case workers to conduct visitation via video conference. And in New York City, parents with children in foster care are being required to connect with their children only through FaceTime. NPR’s Morning Edition explores the impact COVID-19 protocols…

Supporting Families and Child Care Providers Through COVID-19

New America | Aaron Loewenberg & Laura Bornfreund This New America article details the contents of a letter to Congress, signed by over 30 national organizations, requests emergency funding for early care and learning as part of any emergency stimulus package. Without access to child care, millions of parents will not be able continue working,…

Colorado Governor Announces Emergency Child Care for Frontline Coronavirus Workers

Chalkbeat Colorado | Melanie Asmar Governor Jared Polis brought together statewide early childhood experts to create a child care support system for workers essential to slowing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado. This article from Chalkbeat Colorado discusses the new Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative that is now available to professionals in…

Asthma and Coronavirus: Here’s What Newark Parents Need to Know

Chalkbeat Newark | Devna Bose Parents are having a difficult time distinguishing between asthma and symptoms of the new coronavirus. This article from Chalkbeat Newark helps to distinguish the COVID-19 symptoms and offers parents information for protecting asthmatic children during the outbreak. In Newark, where one in four children live with asthma — and children with…