10 Ways to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19

Child Trends | Jessica Dym Bartlett “Validating a child’s negative feelings and helping them regulate their response to those feelings through breathing, meditation, or other activities can also help protect them from the harm of stress.” In a new video, Child Trends mental health expert Jessica Dym Bartlett discusses 10 ways for parents and caregivers…

Adams County child care providers get $1 million in COVID relief

Chalkbeat Colorado | Sherkiya Wedgeworth-Hollowell  “When COVID hit, we put together a child care response team as soon as it started,” Thompson said. “Parents who were essential workers needed child care to go to work. We thought we were going to have to tackle it, but the state did it for us.” To support its…

How an Oregon Measure for Universal Preschool Could Be a National Model

New York Times: The Upshot | Claire Cain Miller “[Early childhood care and education] is unaffordable for many families, yet teachers are underpaid. The solution…is to finance preschool with public funding instead of private tuition and to pay teachers much more.” Colorado’s Proposition EE was not the only ballot measure designed to improve the affordability of…

Colorado’s Older Teachers Face a Crossroads: Risk Coronavirus or Retire?

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin “Every day, something new is getting piled on us,” said Holst, who is 52. “Teachers are going to have a breaking point.” Older members of Colorado’s education workforce, who are more susceptible to COVID-19, are approaching a difficult decision as more schools experience outbreaks this fall. Read more from The…