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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 1.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Conference: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Sustaining High-Quality Interactions with Infants and Toddlers during COVID-19 Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: January O'Donnell

Due to COVID-19, the Vermont Department of Health has intensified hygiene requirements and placed restrictions on many common early childhood practices. While we know these changes are necessary in order to help keep everyone healthy and safe, the added responsibilities can feel burdensome during an already busy day. You may wonder how to fulfil all of these increased health expectations, and still provide infants and toddlers with a variety of learning experiences. This training will explore ways to sustain positive interactions, closeness, and essential learning moments with infants and toddlers during these times of masking and never-ending cleaning chores. The authors of the CLassroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) have responded to the pandemic, and offer recommendations for sustaining high-quality interactions and practices during these times. We will discuss these recommendations, and share ideas that help minimize challenges and promote enriching experiences during this pandemic.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
Session Dates
Session Times
January 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Additional Information

This training will be offered via Zoom, and a link will be sent in advance of the training date.