COVID-19 Survival Tips for ECE Leaders [Webinar]

In this webinar, we are joined by Lucinda Crawford and Amanda Hatfield. We talked about how their centers adapted to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some key tips on how they supported their teams, families, and their learnings as the pandemic unfolds.

🖥️ Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access slides here.

🎓 Certificate Instructions

To receive your certificate, you will need to watch the whole recorded session on WebinarJam. The certificate is shared at the end of the session at the bottom of the chat bar. You can download the PDF, fill out your name, and center name in the blanks and you’re done!

🔍 Key Takeaways from Lucinda Crawford

  • Getting through the challenge of COVID-19 is a decision. It’s not easy, but deciding that you want to show up makes a huge difference for your mental health and your energy as a team!
  • Surviving through this pandemic is a fluid journey. Having different plans is key. 
  • Always be open to adapting, responding to the situation, and listening to your community!

🔍 Key Takeaways from Amanda Hatfield

  • Going back to the basics is helpful! What is your philosophy? How can your team stay true to this? Build on your basics and bring the quality of learning to the next level.
  • Focus on where improvements can be made.
  • Smaller ratios are an opportunity to hone in on that quality care.
  • Celebrate the SMALL wins!

✨Resources

🌟Audience Shoutouts!

:speaking_head_in_silhouette: Maria A – I’m seeing teachers building stronger relationships with Parents. Since Parents are not allowed in the classrooms, parents drop and pick up their children at the gate where Teachers have to take the kids to the gate when leaving or to receive them in the morning this is making teachers have to have a one to one interactions with parents on an everyday basis.

:speaking_head_in_silhouette: Stacie W – Each child has a round laundry basket with their “toys” and they don’t share but can play somewhat the same things. Beach towels outside with all their ” goodies” and they sit on them for a snack then run off – working really well!


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Ria Simon

Ria Simon in the Community Ambassador at Himama. Prior to starting at Himama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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