Spotlight Presentation: Supporting Our Parents and Students During the Pandemic
Friday, March 05 | 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Parenting didn’t change in spring 2020, but the context certainly did—COVID-19 affected almost every aspect of our lives. As we are the experts in Early Childhood development, parents immediately turned to us for guidance. We knew we needed to respond thoughtfully, mindfully, and with suggestions for reasonable and supportive “pivots” and action plans. Let’s examine what really changed, what has remained the same, and what we can do to continue to support our families through this crisis.
Did the pandemic highlight what your program was doing well as well as areas of necessary attention? Of course! Let’s use the information to improve our leadership, our communication, and our commitment to the child!
Martha Teien, MEd, is director and owner of Mountain Montessori in Avon, CO, and president of the Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI). She is a graduate of the 2019 – 2020 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program. MEPI-credentialed (Early Childhood).