Consideratsions for Reopening
Webinar Series for Early Childhood Programs

En Español

Many of New York’s early childhood programs have had to close or transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the unprecedented challenges providers are facing as they consider reopening, QUALITYstarsNY developed a 3-part webinar series to support programs with planning and provide resources and information to help programs safely welcome back children and families.

  1. Watch the series webinar recordings
  2. Download the accompanying resource toolkits developed for each session
  3. Register to join a live webinar session hosted by QUALITYstarsNY Quality Improvement Specialists

Please note: New York State released updated Interim Guidance for Child Care during COVID-19 on June 26, 2020. Under the latest guidance, the group size limit for children in child care was increased from 10 to 15 children. A travel advisory was also issued for individuals who have visited states with high rates of COVID-19 infection within the last 14 days. We are updating our series materials to reflect this latest guidance.

Webinar Recordings

Part 1: CDC Guidelines to Inform Reopening

Recorded June 17, 2020.
Explores a range of aspects of program operations that should be considered when planning to reopen, and reviews guidance from the CDC and New York State for child care during COVID-19.

En Español

Part 2: Program Policies & Procedures

Recorded June 27, 2020
Examines policies and procedures that programs should review and consider amending when planning to reopen.

En Español

Part 3: Transitioning to the New Normal

Recorded on June 29, 2020
Plans for transitions back to the program, including how to support the social-emotional needs of staff, children, and families.

En Español

Resource Toolkits

QUALITYstarsNY developed resource toolkits to accompany each session in the Considerations for Reopening series. The Toolkits provide a collection of resources and sample materials developed by QUALITYstarsNY and various government agencies and early childhood organizations to support child care programs with reopening during COVID-19.

Upcoming Live Webinars

In addition to the webinar recording, QUALITYstarsNY is hosting each session in the series as live webinars in the coming weeks. These live webinars will give early childhood providers and administrators an opportunity to learn from one another in breakout group sessions and ask questions of QUALITYstarsNY Quality Improvement Specialists. Check our schedule below to register for one of our sessions in English or Spanish.

Part 2: Program Policies & Procedures (English)
Tuesday, July 14th 9:00am - 11:00am

Examines policies and procedures that programs should review and amend when planning to reopen. Multiple templates are provided to help implement changes.

2da Parte: Políticas y Procedimientos (en español)
Tuesday, July 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Examina políticas y procedimientos que se deben revisar y modificar cuando planean reabrir. Se proveen varias muestras de formularios para ayudar a implementar los cambios.

Part 2: Program Policies & Procedures (English)
Wednesday, July 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Examines policies and procedures that programs should review and amend when planning to reopen. Multiple templates are provided to help implement changes.

Part 3: Transitioning to the New Normal (English)
Tuesday, July 21st 9:00am - 11:00am

Plans for transitions back to the program, including how to support the social-emotional needs of staff, children, and families. Accompanying resources are provided.

3ra Parte: Haciendo la Transición a la Nueva Normalidad (en español)
Tuesday, July 21st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Planes para hacer la transición al programa, incluyendo cómo apoyar las necesidades socio-emocionales del personal, los niños, y sus familias.  Se proveen recursos acompañantes.

Part 3: Transitioning to the New Normal (English)
Wednesday, July 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Plans for transitions back to the program, including how to support the social-emotional needs of staff, children, and families. Accompanying resources are provided.