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Considerations for Reopening
Webinar Series for Early Childhood Programs

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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

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 29, 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.

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Part 2: Program Policies & Procedures

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

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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.

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Part 4:Supporting High Quality Learning Environments during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded live on October 6, 2020
Demonstrates how to create developmentally appropriate learning environments that work for both teachers and children while still adhering to necessary health and safety requirements during COVID-19.

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Q & A: Sharing Lessons Learned During Reopening

Recorded live on September 29, 2020
Offers a guided discussion to address common areas of concerns and questions from our participating programs related to reopening.

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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.