Early Edge California and Child360 have released a new policy report: Providing Early Care and Education (ECE) During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from Los Angeles County ECE Professionals.
The report highlights the COVID-19 pandemic challenges of nearly 600 Los Angeles County ECE professionals, and it describes in-person, virtual learning, and family engagement strategies that have proven effective, despite difficult conditions.
As more ECE programs re-open for in-person learning, the report can be used as a resource by practitioners on how best to facilitate physical distancing or to foster social-emotional learning, and on how to effectively engage with families from diverse linguistic backgrounds. The report also provides critical data, recommendations, and lessons learned that can help guide policymakers and ECE stakeholders as they consider what investments are needed to stabilize ECE programs and to support educators and families in the months ahead.
Please contact Elsa Jacobsen at email@example.com or Carolyne Crolotte at ccrolotte@earlyedgecalifornia.
This research was funded by First 5 LA, a leading public grantmaking and child advocacy organization, and managed in partnership with community partners.