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This week’s early childhood headlines: May 22, 2020

Categories: Blog

A recap of the week’s early childhood headlines: 

In the spirit of educating and advocating for our children, The Children’s Movement of Florida presents Worth Reading Weekly. Delivered every Friday, this newsletter gathers the top Florida headlines about early childhood education, parenting, and healthcare so it’s easy for you to stay informed. 

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This Woman Had No Child Care Options For Her Son With Autism. So, She Had To Quit Her Job

From Miami Herald: “It’s just not fair to leave childcare to its own devices in a public health pandemic.” 

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Are Child Care Facilities Safe During Coronavirus? It Depends.

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal: “Social distancing guidelines are the hardest for child care centers to reinforce.”

Swimming During The Pandemic: What The CDC Wants You To Know Before You Hit The Pool

From USA Today: “Parents should consider whether their children can or will stay 6 feet away from people they don’t live with. If not, they should not take them to the pool.” 

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Is All That Screen Time Harming Children?

From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “If we come out of this saying the amount of screen time our kids had was the worst part, we came out of this pandemic all right.”

Preschools and Childcare Might Reopen Soon. Should You Send Your Kid?

From CNN: “All the Zoom meetings in the world aren’t an adequate substitute for the kind of learning that goes on in preschool.” 

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Coronavirus Child Care Crisis Tops Concerns as Nation Pushes To Reopen. Parents Ask: Who Will Watch Our Children?

From USA Today: “Lack of child care is quickly emerging as one of the biggest barriers to the economy bouncing back,” says Patricia Cole, senior director of federal policy for Zero to Three.


Say Hello to That New Spin Studio and Goodbye to Your Child Care

From The New York Times: “Would we be content to hope and pray for the return of public school? K-12 schools will take time to reopen, but they will weather the storm, because they are publicly financed…There’s no such guarantee for child care and preschool programs.” 


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Napping Helps Preschoolers Unlock Their Full Potential For Learning

From The Conversation: “Not only is napping key to early education objectives, it is central to the emotional and cognitive development of young children.”

Free Summer Program Will Help 500 Escambia County Kids Start Kindergarten on Right Foot

From Pensacola News Journal: “There are a lot of resources that are used to catch children up but wouldn’t it be so much better if they could all start at the same starting line?”