Weekly COVID call: Innovations to Support Families

May 14, 2020

During the pandemic,  families are facing more stress than ever – economic and emotional.   At the same time, their connections to early educators, home visitors, and other parents are also strained by closures and distancing.  Funders and family supporting programs are adapting quickly to continue services for families.  This week’s COVID1-9 Call for EC Funders featured an informal conversation with Parents as TeachersAbriendo Puertas | Opening Doors and the National Family Support Network considering what’s possible and what’s proving effective to support families.   [Speaker Bios]


ECFC members, log in to access the call recording. ECFC’s Weekly COVID-19 Call registrants will receive the information by email. Others may contact ECFC for more information.

Related resources:

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Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting (RR VRV)  

National Family Support Network & Family Resource Centers

Abriendo Puertas | Opening Doors 

Tackling Coronavirus Together Bilingual Video Series for Families – Available in English and Spanish, and soon in Mixteco and Mam languages.
[Video Series Webpage] [Video Series on Facebook]

Prevent the Spread Infographics – Free infographics to share with families and parents your organizations serve. Can be posted on social media and printed as posters.  [English] [Spanish] [Mam] [Tagalog]

Facebook Live Interactive Family Learning Mini-Sessions – Free live sessions help parents learn how to support their children’s hopes and dreams — starting from home, their children’s first school.  Parents can ask questions to live certified facilitators and interact with the AP/OD community. 
[Mini-Sessions Materials and Handouts]

Easy to Navigate Resources for Families – Learn more about these and other easy to navigate resources for families, and read and subscribe to the AP/OP newsletter.  [COVID-19 resources page] [Newsletter]