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A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development [web resource] [downloadable]

The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people.  In this guide, Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. The guide pulls together information on COVID-19, what it means for child development, and easy-to-share resources that can help parents and caregivers, as well as child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.

The COVID-19 Resources section contains list of links to national and international resources that can help with a variety of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, from child care, to housing, to health care and medical information.

The resource collection also includes:

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic
This statement from Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., discusses two lessons we’ve already learned about child development from this pandemic.

Infographic: What is COVID-19?
This downloadable infographic explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them. It also offers some easy and concrete solutions to help caregivers ensure that both they and the children they care for don’t experience long-term effects of stress.

Supporting Children (and Yourself)
Everyone can help support a child’s healthy development (and it may even help relieve your stress!). Just a few minutes and some simple, free activities can make a difference. Download the PDF.

Episode 1: A Different World Podcast
In this series of special episodes of The Brain Architects podcast, we aim to share helpful resources and ideas in support of all those who are caring for children while dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Source: Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child | A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development, https://developingchild.harvard.edu/guide/a-guide-to-covid-19-and-early-childhood-development | © 2020 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

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