The Pandemic’s Impact on Families
May 28, 3pm-4pm ET
This week’s COVID-19 call for EC funders explored the impact of the pandemic on families with young children and how organizations are working with families and parents to ensure culturally relevant responses to families.
- Phil Fisher, Director of the Center for Translational NeuroScience,
University of Oregon, Rapid EC Project, a weekly survey of a nationally
representative samples of families with at least one child age of five.
- Power-PAC Illinois parent team member, Shontiesha Floyd, and Parent Chair
of the Early Learning Strategy Team, Yolanda Williams, shared how the
pandemic is impacting their own families and the parents they work with.
- Linda Melton Mann, President of the Mid Hudson (NY) Affiliate of
the National Black Child Development Institute shared how the pandemic is
impacting Black families and how NBCDI affiliates are working in
communities to support families.
Related resources on polls and surveys:
- Rapid EC Project – a weekly survey of a nationally representative samples
of families with at least one child age of five.
- Why Households with Young Children Warrant Our Attention During
(and After) the COVID-19 Pandemic (Rapid EC Project Highlight Blog)
- Parent Polls and Surveys – Alliance for Early Success, Federal Actions Tab
- How the Pandemic Looks to a 3yr old, Boston Globe article, June 1, 2020 – parents and researchers share reflections on Strategies for Children’s survey
of Massachussetts parents with young children under the
age of 5.
Speaker examples of culturally relevant responses to families:
- Yolanda Williams PPT on Power-PAC IL’s early learning COVID-19 work: early
intervention, parents at the table, and parent to parent outreach.
- ‘Fighting for Our Families’ platform calls for parents to have a
meaningful seat at the table in developing short-term relief measures
and long-term solutions so that all families can succeed. [English] [Spanish]
- COVID-19 Community Resource Guide (Chicago Area) [English] [Spanish]
- Learn more about how BCDI-Mid-Hudson works with churches, schools and
other community organizations to improve the quality of life for Black
children and families.
- In response to the alarming rise in food insecurity in communities
throughout the nation caused by COVID-19, NBCDI partnered with
Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hills, MD and Trinity United
Church of Christ in Chicago, IL to support the local distribution of free
groceries to people who need them, matching donations up to $7,500. Learn
more about the COVID-19 Matching Campaign.
- Learn more about the National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI)
early care and education focus, and connect with NBCDI affiliates in over 20
communities across the country to learn more about their work with families.
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