This Family Guide for Considerations of In-Home/ In-Person Early Intervention (EI) Services During COVID-19 was developed, with family input, to support families to navigate decisions regarding the resumption of in-home, in-person Early Intervention supports and services.
The document is currently being updated and will be posted when available. Thank you for your patience!
This Family Considerations for Classroom and Group Settings During COVID-19 for Children in Early Intervention Services, was developed, with family input, to support families to navigate decisions regarding the resumption of classroom or group settings for children receiving Early Intervention services. An information session was hosted that includes a review of the Family Considerations for Classroom and Group Settings During COVID 19 for Families of Children Receiving Early Intervention Services. A panel of family leaders discuss successful strategies they have used to promote positive and productive relationships and communication with their child’s educational teams. This session was co-created with the PEAL Center and Include Me Preschool.
Resources for Masks for Children: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning is sharing this list of resources for program staff and families. These resources do not, and are not intended to, prescribe specific guidance about mask wearing for children.
Tele-Intervention and Coaching a Perfect Match Family Information Sessions: These information sessions provide an overview of how coaching strategies can be used to increase the effectiveness and success of Early Intervention tele-intervention sessions. Check out the Preschool Session here. Check out the Infant/Toddler Session here. Information on the current status of EI services is also included as of June 24th 2020. Resource list for Tele-Intervention and Coaching.
Tips for Families: This tip sheet can help families prepare for Tele-intervention services for the first time. It provides information on what to expect and how you can prepare.
Resources for EI Families During COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts: This document has a list of resources to support families of children in Early Intervention during COVID-19.
Wearing Masks: These scripted stories, with their colorful and fun photographs of children and families, help explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also available in Spanish.
Helping Children Understand Emotions When Wearing Masks: These tips and ideas help children identify emotions when faces, our most expressive feature, are covered by a mask. Parents and practitioners can use these strategies to let children know that behind the mask, a kind and warm expression is still there.
Greetings While Social Distancing: This colorful greeting board uses expressive photos of children to demonstrate ways to greet each other while maintaining social distancing. In English and Spanish, the examples included are air hug, elbow bump and thumbs up.