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This is an infographic summarizing findings from a survey conducted in May 2020 (n=3355) about how the COVID-19 was affecting early childhood educators in New York. Unsurprisingly, the survey responses reflected respondents' multimodal creativity and professional commitment to connecting with children's families. Responses also suggested some underlying tensions, such as school-centric notions of family engagement (i.e., more academically focused) vs. family-centric perspectives (i.e., offering emotional and material support to families). Ultimately the survey's contribution lies in shedding some light on important, difficult-to-resolve issues that must be debated as the world moves towards "post" pandemic life (e.g., services, supports, and accessibility for dis/abled young children; supporting emerging multilingualism; demands on parents' time - including parents who were teachers balancing their children's teachers' engagement expectations).
Straus Center for Young Children & Families, Bank Street College of Education
Early Childhood, Family Engagement
Accessibility | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Early Childhood Education | Educational Leadership
Nagasawa, M. (2020). Family Engagement During COVID-19. Straus Center for Young Children & Families, Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/sc/5