Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, wraps up her series on the pandemic’s impact on young children by looking at how adults’ stress levels affect children.
In part two in a series, Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, shares tips on supporting young children’s brain development despite lifestyle changes due to the pandemic.
Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, tackles some common parental concerns about the lifestyle changes forced by COVID-19.
Alyssa Meuwissen reflects on Self-Determination Theory, which has helped her make sense of her experience parenting young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find relevant resource guides covering topics of interest to child care providers and early educators that are applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC) is an online tool for early education and care programs. It allows you to explore information on health and safety practices in a virtual environment. Download an info sheet introducing the VEEC.
This downloadable PDF includes links to stories and videos aimed at helping young children make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about stress and how it impacts children’s behavior. Get to know the “four S’s” and explore evidence-based ways to both prevent and manage challenging behaviors.
Babies and toddlers sometimes interact with their environment and with other children by grabbing, hitting, biting, and engaging in other common behaviors that can be seen as challenging. Learn about guiding the behavior of very young children and get ideas for helping them express themselves.
How can we respond in our work to children who are dealing with trauma and grief? Learn what recent research tells us about the impact of trauma on brain development and behavior.