Date: April 24, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Early care and education (ECE) programs have many questions about how to keep children and staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance for open programs is now available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This webinar will also highlight the best practices in preventing the spread of disease from Caring for Our Children.

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Topics for the webinar include:

  • Understanding what we currently know about COVID-19
  • Reviewing CDC and AAP guidance for ECE programs that are currently open
  • Integrating the guidance with best practices in managing infectious disease
  • Providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what’s different
  • Applying the CDC guidelines to your program to prevent and respond to COVID-19


  • Dr. Deborah Bergeron, director, Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • Marco Beltran, senior program specialist, OHS
  • Margaret (Meg) Fisher, MD, FAAP
  • Abbey Alkon, RN, PNP, MPH, PhD

Target audience:

  • Head Start program directors and health services staff
  • Head Start State Collaboration directors
  • Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies
  • Child Care Resource and Referral agencies
  • State public health departments
  • Child care health consultants
  • Child care directors
  • Nurses working with any ECE program