This conference will bring together experts in early childhood development to discuss challenges and opportunities for the care and wellness of young children as they grow up in a pandemic. Speakers will discuss the physical and emotional impacts of COVID-19 on children 0-5 and their families and highlight ways in which early childhood personnel and allied health professionals can better support young children's well-being and development through practice and policy.
Session topics include language development, early childhood policy, infant mental health, research and the intersection of disability and other lived experiences. Breakout sessions will provide opportunities to network and share ideas on how to promote early childhood development as we move through the pandemic.
The intended audience is early childhood personnel and allied health professionals (e.g., speech, social work, psychology, other therapists) working with young children 0-5 years).