The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has started a new initiative to assist Early Intervention professionals. OCDEL appreciates the professionals who are supporting the children and families in the Commonwealth while also learning to cope with their own personal trauma from the global pandemic event. We know children are coming into early childhood settings with unique challenges and needs. As OCDEL works to develop and implement strategies to support the children, we also recognize the caring, committed adults need support as well.
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