Date: May 24, 2020

Preparing for Re-Opening: The Administrator’s Role in Taking Control When Things Seem Out of Control, by Jennifer Fiechtner, M.A. and Kay M. Albrecht, Ph.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused collective grief for the early childhood education industry and the professionals who make it work on behalf of families. This crisis and the lack of community supports for programs means program leaders need to take a proactive, practical, and planful approach to the future. You can’t do it alone – you will need to depend on other people, agencies, and resources. During this time of transition, it’s a good time to think about how you can ask for help and plan for the future.

This webinar will focus on concrete strategies that can be implemented with little to no cost for administrators and have applicability for programs who are currently shuttered as well as those who are operating under new and changing guidelines. A wide variety of vetted resources will also be shared with participants.

Join us to learn strategies to:

  • Update health and sanitation policies and plan for increased and changing demands.
  • Review and strengthen communication systems with families, staff, and your resource network.
  • Strengthen relationships with staff and focus on cultivating a positive work environment.
  • Develop and enhance the emotionally supportive environment for children and increase emphasis on social-emotional curriculum.
  • Develop specific and continuing plans for self-care in the context of an ongoing crisis.


June 24, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

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