Perspectives for Parents

November 19, 2020

The Council knows parents are their children’s first teachers. We’ve always encouraged our educators to share tips with parents on how to fill this key role. Now we’d like to reach out directly to moms and dads by giving them cutting-edge guidance. If you’re a parent or guardian, make sure you check out this space every month for resources, tips and best practices to bring out your child’s very best.

CDAs are Key to Stemming COVID-Related Learning Loss

A clearer picture is emerging as we enter the ninth month of COVID-19 restrictions. From the initial lockdowns to the on-going need for social distancing and mask wearing, we’ve all been affected.
Data and public opinion polls help us understand the full impact and how those who’ve earned the Child Development Associate® (CDA) can play an important role. For instance, the Pew Research Center found that “Parents of children who are not yet school age, much like parents of school-age children, have concerns about their children’s development as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.”

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What It’s Like to be a Child Care Worker and a Mom of 2 during a Pandemic

Every morning since March, throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, Monique Nash, a preschool teacher in Mississippi, has woken up around 4:30 a.m. With her husband already on his way to work, Nash, 29, gets herself and two daughters ready to leave the house by 6 a.m. Here’s a look into her day in the life.

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