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April 14 Webinar--Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers

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Lessons from the Field: Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

ATTENTION: State and Local Education Agencies and Early Childhood Education Providers

As our nation contends with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families, students, educators, and communities across the country, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Guidance for Early Childhood Education Programs and Providers.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EST

Please join us for this informative webinar featuring a panel of practitioners who have worked to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and families they serve by implementing CDC guidance while providing early childhood education and childcare. Following a brief overview of the latest guidance from the CDC related to mitigation guidance in early childhood care, practitioners will share lessons learned and challenges overcome to sustain safe operations.


  • Christian Rhodes: Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Angelika Claussen, PhD: Research Psychologist, Child Development Studies Team at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (currently deployed to the CDC COVID-19 emergency response, expert on Early Childhood Education)
  • Practitioner Panelists: Early Childhood Education Providers and Educators

This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to download in advance of the webinar to inform participation.

Related Documents

For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event.


You must register to participate in this presentation.


Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing from you about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of your students and staff as they return to in-person instruction. 


About the Author

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.