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 developmental delays in young children during the pandemic, and some are worried about the long-term consequences of these delays. Direct Relief, a nation-wide humanitarian aid nonprofit, interviewed representatives from the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles to discuss early childhood development in the time of COVID-19.

Read and listen to the interview from Direct Relief.