Child Development and COVID-19

This section includes resources for promoting nurturing care and positive development for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include those that offer guidance for parents and caregivers who are caring for children during lockdowns and quarantines who do not have access to schools and other services.

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World Health Organization (WHO),

This scientific brief examines the evidence to date on the risks of transmission of COVID-19 from an infected mother to her baby through breastfeeding as well as evidence on the risks to child health from not breastfeeding.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In this podcast episode, Mark Canavera, the co-director of the Care and Protection of Children Learning Network, at Columbia University, unpacks the topic of social norms around child rearing and how they've been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gina Adams & Margaret Todd - Urban Institute,

This working paper gives an overview of the key issues and challenges facing both parents and after-school programs and child care providers as they try to ensure that school-age children are safe, supervised, and able to engage in quality distance learning while their parents work.

Child's i Foundation,

This report from Child's i Foundation provides an overview of the organisation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.

Early Childhood Development Network, UNICEF, and the Khan Foundation,

In this webinar, hosted by Early Childhood Development Network, UNICEF, and the Khan Foundation, panelists discuss programs to support parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Lancet,

This editorial piece from the Lancet posits whether today's children "will be defined and confined by the losses from COVID-19."

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In this episode of the Protected! Podcast, Hani Mansourian and Joan Lombardi - director of Early Opportunities - talk about how responsive care and early childhood experiences shape a child’s development and future wellbeing within families and communities.


This webinar includes presentations from panelists in Latin America discussing early childhood programming in the region, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inter-Agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE), the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) and the Moving Minds Alliance (MMA),

This webinar focused on Early Childhood Development in Humanitarian Settings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizabeth Rapa, Louise Dalton, Alan Stein - The Lancet,

In this comment from the Lancet, the authors explores how to communication to children about the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when someone in the family is hospitalised for or dies from COVID-19.