Professional Resource

Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

Mar 24, 2020

We're here to help you help infants and toddlers.

We know the work you do is too important to ever stop completely, and it’s more challenging now than ever. We are here and ready to help the early childhood community be responsive to family needs during this challenging time.

Your Professional Development

Regional Institutes will be hosted online. Check here for scheduling and availability. If you have immediate questions or needs, please contact us.

Community of Practice Facilitation will be hosted virtually to help you facilitate collaborative dialogues with you team to transform their practice and the field.

Continuing education units are free for ZERO TO THREE members and 50% off for non-members.

Launching April 2020: A five-part webinar series on guided reflection for attending to risks of abuse and neglect during COVID-19 pandemic response. 

Member Connect continues to give ZERO TO THREE members peer support and resource exchange opportunities.

Your Self Care

Getting Started with Mindfulness: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Organizations
The stress and uncertainty of the global pandemic is leading more professionals to mindfulness and other practices of well-being. In this toolkit, learn more about the case for implementing mindfulness techniques into your daily work and organizational culture, try hands-on strategies for doing so, and learn more from organizations that have begun this journey.

Launching April 2020: Live mindfulness sessions with Maria Gehl, our in-house mindfulness guru. By taking care of ourselves and each other, we will be able to better care for babies.

For Families You Serve

Tips for Families: Coronavirus
This suite of resources for the families you serve offers tips and tools including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.

Magic of Everyday Moments
These simple, relatable videos illustrate the many ways in which caregivers can contribute to a child’s successful development through simple interactions.

Screen Sense
As more caregivers rely on technology to connect with young children at home or enhance their learning, there are more questions than ever about the impact of digital media. Screen Sense describes what is known at this time about the effect of screen media on young children’s learning and development.

Shelter from the Storm
ZERO TO THREE and Save the Children partnered to create materials for professionals and parents to support young children affected by crises. Available in both English and Spanish, these resources can be used in both shelter and child care settings.

Best Practices During a Crisis

Reflective Consultation With Groups via Virtual Technology: What Is Best Practice?
As the field of infant and early childhood mental health continues to grow and professionals realize the value of reflective supervision/consultation, the need for equitable access to quality reflective supervision expands. One way that providers have increased access is through virtual technology. ZERO TO THREE is offering this resource for free to share best practices for promoting reflective supervision and consultation when in-person communication is not an option.

Building Resilience
Infants and toddlers have the power to cope with adversity. Learn how you can help them unlock their full potential.

Resources for Health Professionals from HealthySteps The HealthySteps National Office is monitoring COVID-19 policies and practices relevant to pediatric primary care offices, i.e., telehealth, resources for family needs and self-care for health professionals, and more.

Tell Congress

COVID-19 Advocacy Action
As the pandemic shuts down child care centers, as well as a range of service providers and workplaces, it is impacting not only the physical health of families with young children, but also threatening their economic and emotional well-being. Visit our Policy Center for opportunities to act on behalf of babies, toddlers, and their families.

Share Your Story. Tell us what you need.

Share your joys and challenges with us as you care for yourself, the families you serve, and others. And let us know what resources would be helpful to have. We’re here to listen, support, and strengthen our community.

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