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Who will care for the early care and education workforce?: COVID-19 and the need to support early childhood educators' emotional well-being

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Description:
This research brief is a follow-up to the snapshot report: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on New York's Early Childhood System which was based upon a survey sent to participants in the Aspire Registry, New York's early childhood workforce data system, in early May 2020. The purpose of this survey was to understand how New York's ECE field was faring during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to inform planning for how to support the workforce, and therefore children and families, through the ongoing health crisis. Understanding the Impact provided a descriptive snapshot that raised reflective questions about the field's needs in the areas of: (1) emotional well-being, (2) programs' reopening and economic assistance, (3) individuals' economic support needs, and (4) issues around developmentally meaningful remote care and instruction. This survey, along with others conducted by the Day Care Council, Raising New York, and the National and New York State Associations for the Education of Young Children provide a comprehensive portrait of the challenges facing the early care and education system throughout New York State. In this brief we focus on the issues and opportunities related to educators' emotional well-being that were identified in the survey. (author abstract)
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Reports & Papers
State(s):
New York

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