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picture of man and woman playing with their baby The closures of many workplaces, summer camps, and daycares due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean that many families are spending most of their time at home with their young children. The home life of infants and toddlers is rich with learning experiences;  one way that early childhood professionals can support families is by…

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Earthquake Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers earthquake resources, focusing on things that can be done to support children before, during, and after an earthquake. For example, the site recommends that parents be encouraged to “give children factual information about earthquakes in simple terms,” appropriate to their developmental level. They also offer an app they created…

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5145912060?profile=RESIZE_180x180 The Daddy Factor: The Crucial Impact of Fathers on Young Children's Development, from Zero to Three, discusses exciting research evidence that supports the important role fathers play in the lives of their young children. From being involved during pregnancy to nurturing strong attachments afterward and everything in between (e.g., feeding, bathing, and playing together), fathers…

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OPEN Source - COVID-19 Resource Site

Early Start OPEN Source is a new area within the Early Start Online environment that provides access to curated resources related to the COVID-19 response but tailored to the needs of the Early Start community. Find and share resources, and stay connected to your Early Start peers and partners. To visit OPEN Source, CLICK HERE.

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COVID-19 Info for Providers

Please see the "Coronavirus Information and Resources" page on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website for information, resources, and Departmental directives for providers and regional centers: https://www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/

Need Local Resources for Families?

The Central Directory of Early Start Resources is now online. CLICK HERE to visit the Directory website, or visit the following URL: https://www.ceitan-earlystart.org/central-directory/

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