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Guidelines for Returning to School with COVID-19

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 19, 2020 12:46:37 PM

Providing school services during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a variety of challenges. The CDC and American Association of Pediatrics have provided recommendations and guidelines for returning to school, including the need for flexibility and planning.

These are the current guidelines for going back to school with COVID-19.

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Training Your Staff for returning to School during COVID-19

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 19, 2020 12:44:53 PM

Parents aren’t the only ones wondering what school will be like in the time of coronavirus. Teachers anxiously await news of whether or when school will open and what they need to know to keep themselves, their families, and their students safe.

How can you train your staff for going back to school with COVID-19?

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How to Provide a Healthy Environment for REOPENING YOUR SCHOOL DURING COVID-19

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 19, 2020 12:40:06 PM

Keeping everyone safe and healthy is the tag for the school year of 2020-2021. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the U.S., how can you, as educators, provide a healthy environment to welcome students back to school?

Consider that many of the recommendations made here have been made before for other reasons. Maybe now is a good time to implement some educational best practices while keeping students and teachers well.

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Up Your Communication Game with Parents during COVID-19 Back-to-School

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 19, 2020 12:35:57 PM

According to the report Parents 2020: COVID-19 Closures — a Redefining Moment for Students, Parents, and Schools, children spend an average of 4.2 hours per day on remote learning. Parents spend about 2.5 hours per day to support their children’s education.

The move to virtual learning has opened the eyes of many parents about what their children need to learn and how well they learn it. However, 92% report their children are at or above grade level in reading and math, while the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows the real average to be closer to 37%.

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How to Create a School Policy for Welcoming Students Back DURING COVID

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Aug 19, 2020 11:54:18 AM

Before welcoming students back to school, educators must take time to review, plan, and implement policies to account for the “new normal.” Pay particular attention to local health and government resources and guidelines and be prepared for rapid change.

In fact, make the potential for change part of every policy moving forward. Here are a few policy considerations.

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Is Technology Inherently Bad for Kids?

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The presence and use of technology by children is an ongoing topic of concern. On one side is the insistence that any exposure to screens is inherently bad for children. On the other is the expectation of advanced education at a young age.

Technology is a tool. It is neither good nor bad; it's all in how you use it. Computers, smartphones, tablets, and TV have received their share of criticism, but there is no turning back the clock to a technology-free childhood.

Technology carries benefits and advantages. It can also be detrimental. Balance is the key.

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Fun Family Activities to Do at Home

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 20, 2020 4:10:29 PM

Though quarantine lock-downs are expiring, many schools are still online, and some childcare facilities are reopening or attempting to get back to a regular schedule.

In the meantime, parents are home with their children for more hours a day than before. To help them keep the little ones busy and learning, offer them some ideas for fun family activities to do at home. You can help their children stay focused on learning while giving everyone a break.

Here are some ideas you can pass along to parents or build on to provide a customized list for your clientele.

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Leading Your Childcare Center Through a Crisis

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on May 14, 2020 2:37:07 PM

The pandemic hit hard and fast, but as a small business owner and expert childcare provider, you need to lead through this crisis. While the world didn’t quite tilt on its axis, everyone is still scrambling to get their feet back under them.

Leading your childcare center through a crisis isn’t easy, but running a business and taking care of children isn’t easy either. You’ve got this. 

Here are some tips and tools to help you along on your leadership journey.

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Communicating With Parents During COVID-19 Closures

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 22, 2020 3:19:11 PM

COVID-19 has caused widespread closures of many businesses, including childcare, summer camps, and afterschool care. Communicating with families is crucial for maintaining relationships and ensuring everyone is receiving accurate information about hours of operation, length of the closure, and how they can receive future communications. 

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COVID-19 Tips for Parents and Childcare Providers

Posted by EZChildTrack Team on Apr 15, 2020 4:10:46 PM

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is taking over life as we know it for the time being. Childcare services are being hit from all sides, from parents taking their children out for home care as they shelter in place to essential workers looking for places to put their kids while they work.

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