F103 | Children and Covid-19: Impacts,

        Interventions, and Supports


1:30 pm-3:00 pm


1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Six Sessions

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having complex, potentially lasting impacts on children.  We’ll discuss these and identify current and emerging strategies to minimize impacts and strengthen children’s long-term developmental potential.  Issues include health consequences; education systems; emotional and mental health risks; and family stresses, with focus on differential effects related to poverty, race, and ethnicity.  Examples of promising national and international efforts to address negative impacts and build resilience will be shared, and we will consider the roles that each of us may play, whether at individual, family, educational, organizational, or policy advocacy levels.  

Marilou Hyson, Ph.D. is a senior consultant to World Bank and UNICEF, with recent support for developing Covid-19 related resources for preschools and families in lower-income countries.  She was formerly the Associate Executive Director of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and a professor and the Chair of Individual and Family Studies at the University of DelawareShe has published research on early emotional development;  children’s approaches to learning; teacher professional development; and quality improvement in low- and middle-income countries’ pre-primary systems. 

Additional Resources:

Course Overview: Children and Covid19, preliminary outline.docx

Session One Resources, 1/22/21: Children and Covid-19, general and session 1 resources.docx 

Session Two Resources, 1/29/21: Children and Covid 19 Resources, session 2.docx

Discussion Guide for Sessions One & Two: Children and Covid, viewing and discussion guide, into, session 1, session 2.docx

Session Three Resources, 2/5/21: Children and Covid 19 Resources, session 3.docx

Session Four Resources, 2/12/21: Children and Covid 19 Resources, session 4.docx

Discussion Guide for Session Four: Children and Covid, viewing and discussion guide, into, session 4.docx

Session Five Resources, 2/19/21: Children and Covid 19 Resources, session 5.docx

Discussion Guide for Session Five: Children and Covid, viewing and discussion guide, into, session 5.docx

Session Six Resources, 2/26/21: resources, session 6, for participants.docx

Discussion Guide for Session Six: Children and Covid, viewing and discussion guide, into, session 6.docx


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