Webinar Recording: COVID-19 & Parent and Caregiver Support in Emergencies

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.

Young children, especially those facing COVID-19 and existing humanitarian situations such as conflict or natural disasters, are facing a double emergency, making it even more difficult for them to survive and thrive. Research illustrates that responsive caregiving/playful parenting is a critical element of what young children need. Yet, parents and caregivers now face additional burdens of childcare, home schooling and more. There are many models for supporting parents and caregivers so they can help their young children survive and thrive.

This 90-minute webinar highlights how two models – (1) Care for Child Development and (2) REACH UP and Learn - have been adapted and implemented in various contexts around the world.

Through three country examples, participants learned about how these two models were adapted and used in humanitarian contexts that are also experiencing COVID-19.